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    gdm3 checks accounts-daemon for user accounts, and if it doesn’t find any (or times out, in this case), it proceeds to show you the user creation dialog. Wow.

    Things like this are precisely why I oppose freedesktop.org-ware.

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      Apparently this is a Ubuntu-specific tweak of the freedesktop stuff, so it’s not present upstream.

      I’m sure 99% of Ubuntu users are the single users of their machines. It’s a concern in a shared environment, of course, for example education. In my limited experience, Linux distros aren’t super-good at true multiuser security. The parts are there but it’s seldom battle-hardened in a way that “real” Unixes are (or Windows, for that matter).

      Edit realized I was just talking out of my ass, struck some lines.

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        Apparently this is a Ubuntu-specific tweak of the freedesktop stuff, so it’s not present upstream.

        the gdm checking accounts-daemon is default upstream behaviour I think. In Fedora for example, you don’t create a user account during install, but are prompted on first boot. The ubuntu patch is to check for the .pam_environment file.

        inux distros aren’t super-good at true multiuser security

        Even RHEL and the other enterprise distros? I would hope that they would care enough

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          Even RHEL and the other enterprise distros? I would hope that they would care enough

          Especially considering that they almost exclusively use GNOME et al.

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            Thanks for the update, I misread the original source.

            Even RHEL and the other enterprise distros? I would hope that they would care enough

            I must admit I’m on thin ice there, I will amend my comment.