Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:41 UTC
Windows As geeks, we're well aware of the importance of running as a normal user instead of as root (UNIX/Linux/BSD) or administrator (Windows). However, while this should be common knowledge to anyone reading OSNews, it's often hard to illustrate just how important it is - until now, that is. A report by BeyondTrust looked at how many security bulletins issused by Microsoft are mitigated by simply... Not running as administrator.
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RE[2]: Not entirely...
by SlackerJack on Wed 31st Mar 2010 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Not entirely..."
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He/she probably means distros like Slackware, Gentoo and ArchLinux which require the user to make a user account manually, since by default they use is root.

I've always said that Windows users right from XP should have been tutored into creating passwords and one for administrator from the installation.

All OEM machines should have been set-up so that the user would need to set both passwords or some sudo equivalent, like Ubuntu has for example.

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