What operating system do you use?
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05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: What operating system do you use?
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If you go to the Ubuntu forums or Digg, or any site where a majority of Linux users are Ubuntu users you're not going to hear those complaints.
If you go to any other Linux centric resource many users will bite your head off at the very mention of Ubuntu. One of the reasons being this. Ubuntu doesn't want the user logged in as root, so it depends on sudo to do just about everything which would require root access. (a lot of things.)
I always got the impression that people would bite your head off because one can use Ubuntu without spending six months memorizing Unix command line instructions.
I don't actually mind the Ubuntu sudo prompts. They take almost no time to go past, and I don't see them all that often.
However, there are two reasons Ubuntu actually does this better than Microsoft:
1. This actually helps with security. UAC is completely worthless if all you have to do is click a button. A bot can click a button, a bot can not so easily guess your password. UAC attempts to protect the user from the user. Root access passwords attempt to protect the operating system and user documents from an attack.
Well, the default setup on Vista is to have it prompt for a password. I've just decided to be horribly insecure.
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