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Re: Root Logins in X...

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Brian Wheeler <bdwheele indiana edu> wrote:
On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 13:13 +0100, Morgan Olausson wrote:
> Hi, I am a non technical user of Fedora.
> I think there should (and finally will) be two different versions:
> (I) For non-technical users a version that just works. Easy to install,
> all settings are default. Simply a for free Microsoft Windows
> replacement. This is the Linux version that will be most widely spread.
> Most users have absolutely no idea of how to use a terminal window, and
> with this version they will not need to know it.

You don't want non-technical users logging into the machine as root by
default no matter what because, as they say:  unix gives you enough rope
to shoot yourself in the foot. These situations are much better handled
with a non-privileged user logging in and then using sudo or the gui
equivalent.  So the root login thing doesn't really apply here.

I think a minimal "yukky" root desktop for maintenance is really the
right way to go:  it discourages unsafe usage, and it is obvious that
you're there to fix something.


Great, we are on the way to hundreds of "Are You Sure" pop up windows....

There is nothing wrong with root X IMO.

All of my bits are free, are yours?  Fedoraproject.org

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