Comment 61 for bug 332945

Great reply but it's lacking in substance of answering the question. By experts being able to get it back, I assume you mean downgrading.

What do the non-experts do though? My mother, a non-expert user, couldn't care less about updates - because she doesn't get on her computer to update it but do other work. She definitely doesn't or won't be launching the update manager manually to check, and at best, will be disrupted (as she previously was) by the popup notification, except this time it'll spawn a window to be more intrusive.

Maybe there is a link specifically to this update-notifier decision? I've read the meaning behind notify-osd, but spawning unsolicited windows and making important security processes less visible wasn't mentioned.