Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system - so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions. This latest Ubuntu release, which became available in June, has won our ardor with a tight focus on desktop usability; an extremely active, helpful and organized user community; and a software installation and management framework that's unsurpassed on any OS platform."
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RE[3]: Oh... my... God....
by BluenoseJake on Thu 20th Jul 2006 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh... my... God...."
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

I disagree with you, and I don't appreciate your condescending tone either

To enable the root account in Ubuntu, you just need to assign the root user a password. That will allow you access to login in to a terminal or a console login as root. then to enable root access to Xorg, you just tell your login manager to allow root logins.

I have used Ubuntu since warty, and I have used linux since Redhat 6.0. I may not be an expert, but I do know a root login when I use one. I didn't have to create the root user, nor did I have to adjust anything other than it's password. It allows me to edit config files, start and stop background services, do disk administration, install software through apt, and any other task I have tried, and I see no differences between it and say Fedora's root user, or FreeBSDs.

Sudo is still in effect when you are logged in as a normal user, but it takes only the root password after changing roots password. when logged in as root, sudo never seems to run, and all tasks setup to be started by kdesudo or gksudo start with out a password prompt.

It seems to me to operate pretty similarly to any other distro when you do this, sudo has never blocked me from running any admin task. Perhaps you are talking about some obscure task that normal website/workstation/home user would not have to do, but I think you may need to RTFM

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