Being root

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Wed Jun 24 10:29:19 UTC 2009

Mark Syms wrote:
> In Ubuntu, this is never done. The first user that is added to the system
> (the one you created during install) is created as a member of the admin
> group and this group can use sudo to run anything as root.

Small, arguably semantic, difference, but running as root is quite often 
done in Ubuntu, it's just never enabled by default, as previous 
discussions of this topic on this list will testify.

Avi Greenbury ;)

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