Wait, it seems like you're misunderstanding what sudo does. When you add a user to the sudo group, he/she will be asked not yours, but his/her own password to gain root privileges. You can fine tune what rights a user gets with sudo by editing the /etc/sudoers file with the command
Originally Posted by uzumakifahim
but you should be extremely cautious when doing this: an error editing this file may easily end in a disaster.
Besides, there are some rights that may be granted to users by adding them to appropriate groups. Look at the output of
to see what groups you as administrator are member of, and decide which of them the general user should be added to.
E.g. you may want to add your general user to groups netdev and sambashare:
Or do the same with one command
sudo adduser some_user netdev
sudo adduser some_user sambashare
See the description of what different groups mean at Security/Privileges in Ubuntu Wiki.
sudo usermod -aG netdev,sambashare some_user