Advice for possible convert to Ubuntu

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at
Mon Nov 13 19:18:44 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 11:38, my mailbox was graced by a missive
 from Tez <binary_y2k2 at> who wrote:

>> One niggling doubt I have is how do I keep my users from using sudo to
>> get root access, and wreck their boxes like they used to do under Windows?? 

> Only the first user set-up during the install has access to sudo by
> default, you can let others use it by adding them to the admin (adm) group
> or by editing the /etc/sudoers file to only give sudo for certain commands.

If I must have on each box an admin-user, in addition to the non-admin-user, 
what is the point of not using root for the admin-user ? 
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                   The English instinctively admire any man
                  who has no talent and is modest about it.
                -- James Agate, British film and drama critic
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