Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 30th Apr 2007 02:59 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "It's out love for Ubuntu that I'm being so harsh in this review. Look where we're at -- 7.04, a number of significant releases since 4.10 Warty three years ago -- and it still can't manage the display properly. I had great expectations for 7.04, and unfortunately they're not all met. If you're a fanboy, don't read on, because I'll shatter your fragile world." More at APCMag.
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RE: I concur
by vege on Mon 30th Apr 2007 11:11 UTC in reply to "I concur"
vege
Member since:
2006-04-07

3) sudo this and sudo that. while sudo is great its still a better idea to have the root account enabled. can anyone say "linspire"?


The root account is enabled, you just lack the password. This really is a difference. Anyway, if you prefer to act as root you just need to type "sudo su" and there you are. I admit, it takes 3 more characters than "su -" ;)

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RE[2]: I concur
by timefortea on Mon 30th Apr 2007 13:54 in reply to "RE: I concur"
timefortea Member since:
2006-10-11

I've always used "sudo bash" - 5 characters more though!

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RE[2]: I concur
by GatoLoko on Mon 30th Apr 2007 16:49 in reply to "RE: I concur"
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

It's better to use "sudo -i" for that.

When you use "sudo su" you are creating a new bash job as root, launching su inside it, and then launching a new bash as root. You have three (3) processes and you only have a shell where you must launch the program you whant.

When you use "sudo -i" you are creating a new bash job as root that will act like a logging one (reading all root preferences including .bashrc, .bash_profile and so on). Only one child process and you are set to work.

Added benefit: you doesn't need to have "su" installed, so one less program to upgrade an take care of bugs, sudo allows a finer grained permission, allowing to grant access only to some programs to user A while full access to user B and NO access to user C without telling them the root password because each one uses his/her own password while you need root's password to use su (so you have full access to break things)

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