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Re: This session is running as a privileged user box?



Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 08:50 -0600, Jerry Williams wrote:
But then why does root's GUI profile have things like a browser or
games or stuff like that?  Stuff you should never run as root?

These are valid questions. I know there was some discussion about making
the root GUI session a super-minimal session, but I'm not sure where it
went from there.

~spot

Perhaps a normal user account should always be created during installation without any feedback (choice of username/passwd) which can only be logged in to from the local console. Such a user could be the 'I need to do initial maint' account rather than root... and still need the root password to make changes.

Something like 'fedora/fedora' for user/pass which is always created and needs to be disabled once installed.

Once another normal user is created, the 'fedora' user could be automatically removed (perhaps by firstboot once users are created)?

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