Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Mon Oct 10 03:31:32 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-09 at 22:38, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> this sudo system is even better then the windows xp
> system, where the first account has admin rights, without even
> mentioning this.

This sudo system copies XP's dumb idea exactly.  The first Ubuntu user
gets full sudo access without any warning.

Why can't Ubuntu concentrate on putting out a solid distro instead of
reinventing the wheel ... badly?

There's no thought given to how this cute little sudo idea interacts
with management tools (e.g. webmin and linuxconf) or standard scripts. 
Two years or ten years down the road, when the first user has moved on,
someone is going to delete the magic account and find themselves needing
physical access to get control of their system again.

sudo can sometimes be very useful, but forcing sudo is just dumb.

--Mike Bird

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