Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Jun 7 07:53:23 UTC 2014

On 7 June 2014 06:57, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> Doug wrote:
>> On 06/06/2014 08:58 PM, Vinny Ray wrote:
>> > I right click on computer and select properties. On the permissions
>> > tab it says I cant make any changes because I am not the owner. So I
>> > am just wondering who owns my computer?
>> > You do not have permission, no administrator rights, unauthorised
>> > access etc.... is why I deleted windows off of my system.
>> > How can I fix this?
>> > I also see that I need to type in my password every time I install
>> > something..
>> > Surely Linux has a fix for these problems?
>> I hate to be blunt about it, but the answer is to find a distro that
>> doesn't lock you out of root. PCLinuxOS is one such. You'll still have
>> to put in a password to
>> become the admin, or to load programs from Synaptic, but you do have
>> the opportunity, which, as I understand it, you do not have in
>> Ubuntu.
> That isn't true, of course. You can use sudo to run command line tools
> with root privileges and gksudo or kdesudo (depending on your desktop)
> for graphical applications. Just because something works different than
> on your prefered Linux distribution doesn't mean it isn't possible.
> Please look at <> for details.

And of course you can enable the root user in Ubuntu if you really
want to, but don't do it.


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