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bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 07:22:54 +0300

> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Cc: "'yary'" <address@hidden>,  "'Eli Zaretskii'" <address@hidden>,  
> address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:50:49 +0800
> 
> Given that in Windows 7 writing to c:\ requires administrative
> priviledges, perhaps we should be more strongly discouraging setting
> HOME to c:\ for users who are blindly copying obsolete instructions they
> find on the internet.

Maybe.  But the current situation was the necessary first step anyway,
because someone who sets HOME to C:\ at least did something deliberate
she might remember.

OTOH, I kinda gather that lots of people disable UAC on Windows 7, so
perhaps the issue is no more pressing now than it was with XP.





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