Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Feb 2007 17:20 UTC, submitted by george
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu developers are finalising preparations for the release of the next version - dubbed Feisty Fawn - of the popular Linux distribution in mid-April. Overnight, Ubuntu developer Tollef Fog Heen announced Ubuntu's main software repository had been frozen - with no changes allowed to the code - as developers got ready to issue a fifth major test version ('Herd 5') of the next version of Ubuntu.
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RE[3]: Ubuntu & root
by ctwise on Wed 28th Feb 2007 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu & root"
ctwise
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2007-02-28

The point to using sudo is to guide users away from using root as their primary login - much like Windows users tend to use an Administrator-level account. OS/X and Vista take a similar approach.

The result is that more commands are run at normal privilege levels which increases the overall security of the system.

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