Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 21:09 UTC
Linspire "Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings."
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Using sudo has its own consequences. If I can attack your system and gain your password, and you allow your user to do things as root via sudo with password, then I have root via sudo, without the real root password.

Worse is if your system has something like


Then I would need no passwords, only to exploit a normal user account through a hole.

There is nothing wrong with requiring root to have a password and locking root to local logins. It is, in fact, better than the misuse of sudo as it has been used by default. Remember, your sudo based security setups only require one password to be stolen.

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