Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Dec 2004 20:48 UTC, submitted by Nicholas
Editorial I just spent the last several days reading the lengthy essay "Ying and Yang of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated. It seems to argue that security systems designed to keep the system safe are relics of the days of mainframes when the system was more important than the user, but for a personal computer the user is more important than the system.
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RE: sociopatanonymous
by Morin on Wed 8th Dec 2004 23:39 UTC

> Ubuntu uses Sudo system-wide, just like OSX does.

IMO ubuntu goes a step in the right direction, but only one step. Whenever I wanted to deal with the system (installing things with APT for example) I ended up with "sudo bash".