Linux Vs Windows in security

Chris racerx at
Mon Aug 13 21:17:53 UTC 2007

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 23:08:21 +0200
Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:

> Chris wrote:
> > case in point - many Windows users fail to set the admin password.
> > From XP Pro to even Home edition.
> Unfortunately It doesn't really help to set an admin password. I have
> done that on my Windows XP Pro installation and I have a separate
> account without admin privilege. But several programs I need only
> work WITH admin privilege. And those are just user applications
> without a real need for admin privilege. Of course it is a design
> fault of those programs, but it is probably inherited from older
> Windows versions where there was no privilege separation.
> Nils

Actually - I now see why users that moved away from Windows inherently
use root as a login - which again, is just not bright at all.

Best regards,
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