Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Sat Oct 10 03:20:51 UTC 2020

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:15 AM Yahoo <bilwalsh at> wrote:

> Why is Kubuntu turning into Windows?

Unsure what this question has to do with your main question, really.

What dev decided that simple minded users cannot be trusted with their
> operating system and has to be babysat.

That was not the reasoning at all. Devels wrestled with how to allow this
safely but could not find a way. However, if you need to make an operation
that requires sudo powers, a popup gives you a way to provide your

It's a win-win -- you get to do what you need to do, and in a completely
safe way.

> Executing Dolphin with sudo is not possible due to unfixable security
> vulnerabilities.
> I understand those vulnerabilities but it is my choice to do so. I don't
> need some nanny looking over my shoulder, a la Windows.

Again, the comparison to Windows does not help your point.


PS: running *any* gui application with sudo is a terrible idea. Ever.
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