Logging in as root

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jun 22 11:59:05 UTC 2006

Gary W. Swearingen wrote:

> And, at least since the advent of the badly-named 
> "Konsole", "text console" is rather ambiguous as to whether it means
> only a real or virtual non-X terminal or also something like xterm or
> Konsole.

How so?  In what meaningful way is a Konsole different from a real, non-X,
> And if "login" is now a verb, should the gerund now be "logining"? :)
> P.S.  Daniel, please don't take this personally; IIRC, English is not
> your first language, and I'm just suggesting that everyone try to be
> careful.

English _is_ my first language, and "login" has clearly become a verb.  It's
unusual in that the normal migration of a compound from phrase to word
is "log in" -> "log-in" -> "login" and we appear to have skipped the
hyphenated compound.

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