Dave Stevens geek at
Sat Jun 7 18:04:57 UTC 2014

Quoting Vinny Ray <Vinny at>:

> Not really sure how a program can infect me unless I choose to install it.
> This is my personal computer. It never leaves my house. No one else  
> EVER has access to it.

is it connected to the internet? and BILLIONS of other computers? hmmmmmm??


> If I was worried about that I would set it up to require a password  
> to start the operating system.
> I just don't see why I need to type in a 20 character password every  
> time I click on something.
> If its to keep me from installing something accidentally I would  
> just rather click a yes or no button when it ask permission to  
> install it.
> On 06/07/2014 06:21 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 7 June 2014 02:58, Vinny Ray <Vinny at> 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?
>> They're not problems. You just have to relearn how to use your OS.
>> The reason you need to re-enter your password to do stuff is that
>> Ubuntu is secure by design. This is a /benefit/, it is a /feature/. It
>> means that random programs can't infect you like Windows viruses
>> infest Windows.
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