root password setting unoffered at install

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sun Nov 4 17:36:01 GMT 2007


On Sun, 04 Nov 2007 18:28:19 +0100
Gilles Gravier <Gilles at Gravier.org> wrote:

> Simplistic in the sense that by default, your administrative user has 
> ALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHTS.
> 
> In Ubuntu by default there the administrative roles (create users, 
> populate home directories, manage network, change peripherals, change 
> users passwords, and so many more) are simplistically merged into ONE 
> SINGLE ADMINISTRATIVE user.

How is this more simplistic than having a single root user who by
definition has all administrative rights?

Peter

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