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[2]: Oh... my... God....
by arctic on Thu 20th Jul 2006 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh... my... God...."
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"If you don't share their opinion then fine, but the reviewers liked how Gnome was setup in Ubuntu, it's an opinion, it is not right or wrong. Just because you disagree with it does not make it wrong."

Please tell me, where Ubuntus Gnome is better/different from Archs, Debians or any other systems Gnome? Gnome is Gnome. Period. And what they did is telling me that Ubuntus Gnome is superior without giving me ANY example what makes it superior to other distros Gnome. I have tested 6.06 and I am not impressed at all.

"and voila, instant root environment. So there is a way, and it's not too hard. Feel free to do some research before you post such nonsense"

I guess you don't know enough about the fine details in the underlying system in Ubuntu and Debian and don't even know what I was referring to. It is not about enabling a root login but about the way root works in Ubuntu. Use a pure Debian system for a while and perform some administrative things as root there, then try to recreate that in Ubuntu. Chances are that you will get stuck somewhere. ;) No, I am not talking nonsense but I speak from experience. Ubuntu has the sudo solution built into the underlying system so much that you cannot get fully rid of it and this blocks some administrative possibilities for a normal root acount.

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RE[3]: Oh... my... God....
by BluenoseJake on Thu 20th Jul 2006 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh... my... God...."
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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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