I teach at a small branch campus of a university.
I administer my own win7 workstation, and greatly
value cygwin because it gives me access to linux-like
Over the past few weeks, I have noticed insectod4.gif
scampering around the cygwin main page when I visit to
download the updated installation program. Personally,
I think insectod4 is kind of quirky and cute, but it makes
other persons nervous. I agree, these folks are typically
far less experienced with installing/uninstalling software.
They are often people who cannot even use a browser
when presented with a linux box. However, they _are_
people from whom I need political support when I advocate
for FOSS software at my institution.
For my own part, I think that I can probably block
insectod4 on my browser, but this is clearly both a political
and an "image" issue. Not even "stupid" people should be
led by any means to believe that cygwin might harbor
software that is either buggy or infectious. All that I am
saying is that it would probably be best for insectod4 _not_
to appear on the cygwin main page.