Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

Kristian Rink kristian at
Mon Jan 8 10:09:44 UTC 2007

[mtyoung <tuxman at> @ Mon, 08 Jan 2007 03:42:08 -0600]

> The feature I propose is that every time Ubuntu won't let you do 
> something because you're not the root user or owner of something, it 
> should give you the opportunity to enter your password.
> Some features do that now. Make it universal.

No. The distinction "root" / "arbitrary user" serves more purposes than
just keeping you from accidentially wiping out your files. Including an
universal "become-root-to-do-that" feature basically would render that
distinction meaningless and make Ubuntu what Windows 98 was - a system
where everyone can do everything without thinking twice, and without
being kept from doing what (s)he is not allowed to. 


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