View Full Version : An Ubuntu-inspired value

January 26th, 2012, 02:01 PM
At http://forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=6&p=530510, a Fedora migrant wanted to know about sudo. Here's one of my posts there, (I just think it could be interesting to share and discuss):

Here's a page about the pros and cons of Ubuntu's setup: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

Thank you for sharing that page with me. Maybe, little-by-little, I might be starting to learn something. The tone and authority with which the writer(s) pontificated, was, for noobie-me, like sitting at the feet of Gamalial:

" . . . On a more esoteric level, sudo provides some features which encourage different work habits, which can positively impact the security of the system. sudo is commonly used to execute only a single command, while su is generally used to open a shell and execute multiple commands. The sudo approach reduces the likelihood of a root shell being left open indefinitely, and encourages the user to minimize their use of root privileges . . .."

Often, at my computer, I marvel over what must have been the impact of then-Bishop Desmond TuTu's Ubuntu theology as the basis of his anti-apartheid work and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize on a then-11-year old, privileged, Afrikaner boy (Mark Shuttleworth)?


P.S. I'll leave my Mint and Ubuntu as is.

January 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Who needs a style guide when he has swallowed a dictionary?


On the other hand, just try explaining something without using technical words or jargon. It is not so easy.

Information is available for everyone. If I can find a link to a page in the documentation by doing a google search, then so can anybody. I sometimes think that some people want someone else to do their thinking for them.

Just check out the number of posts that are little more than "It's broke. Fix it" requests. I can understand why some would simply post back,


and why others have that link in their signature with the words: Help us to help you.


January 27th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Humility and integrity?