computer/properties

Bob Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Sat Jun 7 23:53:48 UTC 2014


On Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 07:58:44PM -0500, 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?

Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but what you describe are only
problems if you try to actually use your computer. They are honest to 
God designed in features. The Ubuntu devs consider users to be morons 
and arranged for them to not be able to access their system files 
because they might do harm to the system. I believe they call this
simplification or some such. 

Actually, you can accomplish most, if not all, of what you need to do
with sudo, but it is, at times, a PITA.  

-- 
Bob Holtzman
A man is a man who will fight with a sword
or tackle Mt Everest in snow, but the bravest 
of all owns a '34 Ford and tries for 6000 in low.
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