[CentOS] Lost my menu options again - KDE messes with Gnome?
ryanag at zoominternet.net
Tue Oct 4 02:26:41 UTC 2005
On Monday 03 October 2005 05:02 pm, Craig White wrote:
> What Windows does has nothing to do with Unix/Linux.
Ok, but a fair comparison is a Windows admin who logs on as 'administrator'
and a Linux admin who logs on as 'root'.
While the two OS's are very different, the end result of logging on as root is
>Debian (and things like Ubuntu) have it right.
I disagree entirely. So long as the user is displayed a warning indicating
that its a bad idea to do so, I see nothing wrong with allowing a user to
control their own system.
> It's really a poor idea.
Ok, I have to ask. If I log in to machine *not connected to any network*, and
I am doing admin tasks, what danger do I run that I wouldn't if I run as root
from a terminal on a limited account?
The Debian distros (Ubuntu, Mepis) sudo setup is way more complicated than
necessary - it offers no more protection with significantly more headaches.
Nothing is as pointless as forcing a user to use sudo to run a compiler.
If I want an "admin" account and a "root" account I'll go burn my money on a
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