Here's what I want to do: install ubuntu on a laptop and then create a normal user so that the user could install the normal upgrades without using the root account (or getting root privileges via sudo).
I know that this can be done by adding the user to the admin group, but this has (at least) two bad side effects:
1. The user can use sudo to gain root access. (And then do everything: install or remove programs...)
2. The update-manager doesn't seem to appear in the panel. (In stead it opens in the background.)
I could easily make a script that downloads and installs the upgrades automaticly, but I'd like to give the user a chance to choose when to do all this. So that it's not done for example when the user is using slow mobile connection.
Any ideas how to do this?