undo sudo

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed May 21 18:00:17 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 10:39 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
> Is there some way to get rid of that useless sudo command and get root back?  


> This is making Ubuntu about as useless for the user as windoze. 


>  Why is there 
> all this fear that a user might actually be able to use his own computer?   
> It  is called a "Personal Computer" and is becoming anything but, complete 
> with noisy bandwasting religious wars over how to better keep the power of 
> the computer away from its owner.  Reminds me of the buggy whip makers 
> arguments against the manufacturing of the automobile.  

You might want to educate yourself about the actual reasons, the
background and the discussions before making grandiose statements.

There are very valid reasons why user authentication for certain tasks
is needed in a modern OS. There are several ways to achieve this, and
Ubuntu (like Apple) has followed the path of authenticating for specific
actions instead of a second account and password. There are valid
reasons for this, too.

If you don't like it, there are several easy solutions in the link

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