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 umccullough on Wed 31st Mar 2010 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Not entirely..."
umccullough
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Could you now then elaborate which distros actually do enact the first user as root?


Debian does... (at least, it does with Debian 5.0 and earlier)

During install, it first prompts you for the root password, and then prompts you for the "first" (second) user and that user's password.

Edit: Oh, you mean that it creates only *one* user at all... nah, dunno.

Edited 2010-03-31 18:10 UTC

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