set up a root password

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Tue Aug 5 21:01:12 UTC 2008

I came to *ubuntu from windows by way of another main stream distro. All 
I have to maintain is my one system.........well........and my 
laptop(s). I'm the only user for this machine. It is hooked to the web 
through about six firewalls [ maintained by my ISP not me ]. I keep 
nothing of a sensitive nature on the computer. I'm obviously NOT a 
Poweruser, Geek, or any of that sort of user. I'm just an average "Home 
User". I do e-mail, browse the web, do a little genealogy research, 
spend WAY to much money on eBay, that sort of thing. I also try to 
convert as many people as possible to Linux, *ubuntu in particular.

At first it was kind of weired not having a root password but now I find 
it no big deal. Anything I NEED to do is done with sudo which works just 
as well as a separate "root" account.

I kind of think it's about time Linux stepped out of it's "Geek" culture 
and realized it's people like me that are the future if it ever wants to 
get anywhere. This might not set to well with the "oldtimers" but it's 
how it is.

Ok, now that I've pissed off a bunch of people I will go back to lurking 
in the shadows. Have a nice day.

Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list