[GRLUG] Distro's - was GRLUG test comment

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at gmail.com
Thu May 4 19:29:21 EDT 2006

On 5/4/06, David Pembrook <david at pembrook.net> wrote:

> I don't think anyone here that was complaining about the sudo setup on
> ubuntu was advocating running the system as root for normal use. Don't
> put me in that group (always running as root). Anyone that has the least
> inkling of what one of the core problems with windows is, understand the
> working as root problem.

Yet you imply - heavily - that any user on an Ubuntu system can issue
commands such as rm -rf with disastrous consequences.  Which is
patently untrue.  They would need to use sudo to do so, which requires
just as much effort, foreknowledge, and configuration as using su to
do the same thing.


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