Default root password

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Fri Jan 27 14:24:19 UTC 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Albert wrote:
> James Gray wrote:
> <snip>
> > No wanting to be rude....just wanting people to STOP ASKING THIS QUESTION :)
> Think about it, James.  Just how would a new user know that Ubuntu is 
> different from all other Linux distros regarding root/sudo?

Turning that question around:

  How would a new user know that other Linux distributions are
  different from Ubuntu?

Assuming the current perceived trend continues, Ubuntu will fairly soon
become the most widely deployed desktop Unix after Mac OSX.

Incidently, ...Mac OSX uses sudo aswell.  It does not mention anything to
users about a 'root password' because none of them would know what one is;  
...the same is the case with K/Ubuntu.

Britain is just cold, in a pesky way.  London, GB

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