[maemo-users] Lock, sleep, power-down

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Jun 5 14:13:25 EEST 2008
On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 03:36:00PM -0600, Mark wrote:
> Why didn't they just force owners login to their tablet like you do in
> most Linux distros? If they used the same kind of login process as
> desktop Linux, users could choose whether to autologin if they don't
> care about security or require logging in if they do.

Most users, given a choice between convenience and security, will choose

> Between that and
> the "lock device" feature (which should also have a timeout feature to
> automatically lock it after a selectable period of inactivity and
> would work like screensavers that can be set to require a login to
> exit the screensaver)

Um, doesn't it?  Control panel -> Device lock -> Autolock period.

> would go a long way toward satisfying basic
> security needs. Inclusion of on-the-fly encryption (especially for the
> removable cards) would round out the package nicely.

Marius Gedminas
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	-- ESR (http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html)
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