30 Days With Ubuntu

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 7 23:11:57 GMT 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 04:26:59PM +0000, Pete Ryland wrote:
> The article says: "With one click, it brought up the software updates
> application and installed them. It prompted me for the root password I
> had provided in order to make the changes (like Mac OSX) and
> automatically started installing all the updates."
> Why does everyone get this wrong?!  Perhaps we need to have better
> information about this in the installer.  (it's not the root password,
> it's one's own password that sudo asks for)

It's still rather common for published articles (and even some community
members) to claim that Ubuntu doesn't even *have* a root user, so this is a
significant step above what we've seen elsewhere. :-)

 - mdz

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