Re: Create user profile without admin/root privilege, but still enable Software Updat
Impavidus is correct, I believe. Ubuntu is designed to install security updates without having to invoke sudo. All other types and especially kernel updates require sudo. I believe that the system was built this way so that kiosks, remote computers, etc could have potential security holes filled without requiring some administrator to intervene. The setting is in: Software Sources>Updates>"When there are security updates:". Just set this option to: Download and install automatically.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.