new to ubuntu; have a few questions

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Thu Nov 9 18:30:47 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 13:07 -0500, Mark wrote:
> In my opinion, this is more of a perceived difference between systems
> than an actual one. "Root" and "admin" don't really give you more
> power, I don't think, than you had in any other OS. 

root certainly does. As regular user, the only part of the file system
you can alter is below /home/username. As root, you can
alter /bin, /boot, /dev, /etc, /usr, /proc, /sys and so on and so forth.
Changes to these can have fundamental effects on the installed and even
the running system (via /proc and /sys)

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