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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    I hear you
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Maybe not a big thing but
    as an example, i can be accessing a file , ubuntu gives access denied,or permission denied, fedora prompts for password.
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the reply and the links, although
    you can log in as root in any distro, as you said,I find the
    method's so remarkably different between fedora and ubuntu, the latter being hidden in...
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Do other distro's lock the root account?
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the edit, good explanation. Maybe I missed something here in Fedora, I don't recall seeing any mention of administrator in regard to my account.
    By the way,thanks for the visit.:D
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    @The Cog, Thank you for the reply, as a neophyte to windows, some years back
    i managed to survive, and amazingly so did my computer and Operating System,
    without the safeguards that canonical and...
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Glad you weighed in here,
    always appreciate your insight:) Actually I have never suggested running as root all the time. I have read enough of your posts to ever believe you would need to
    be...
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the input, I don't find it confusing at all. Perhaps frustrating at times. You are right, there are ways
    to circumvent the restrictions, for new users these have to be found elsewhere...
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    Re: Looking for system preferences

    Hello, I have run into this myself, my understanding is that some of the
    administrative features that were available in older versions of ubuntu are
    no longer available, or at least not available...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GParted I so.

    +1, plus the OP seems to be on another topic than the original post.
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the insight, and especially for pointing out, that root is locked, I was
    aware of this but other readers may not be.
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the reply, you have touched on the very core of the issue,
    ie;you can escalate your privileges to root on a command by command basis.

    How true, but this requires a proficient...
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the reply oldfred, your synopsis as always is correct:).
    I have found some other distributions make it much easier to do, than ubuntu.

    The potential for problems is certainly there,...
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    Re: Administrator as Root

    Thank you for the replies, I have read the links provided and realize that ubuntu
    regards this as a security feature, I also know how to set the root password and
    log in as root using the methods...
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    Administrator as Root

    Recent events have me wondering, besides Fedora, are there other linux distro's
    that allow administrator privileges as Root?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Making an Ubuntu boot disk

    You can always download and burn another copy of ubuntu12.10
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSD on LInux (worth to buy ?)

    +1 for SSD
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brother scanner no longer detected

    I know I have read some threads with this issue, still searching.
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    Re: Want to create a Ubuntu OS backup

    Make it +2 for cloneZilla
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    [ubuntu] Re: GParted I so.

    I had the same issue with the gparted live CD. The only way I could logout/shutdown was to to do a hard shutdown ie; hold down the power button,
    if this is a laptop?

    I now use partedmagic,...
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    Re: Is WINE bloatware?

    +1 here.

    @JuiJitsu500, Thanks for the great explanation.:D
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brother scanner no longer detected

    Just wondering, have you done an update in the meantime?
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    [xubuntu] Re: system fail

    If your Dell runs ok otherwise, maybe consider a new hard drive, I have bought
    them fairly reasonably priced on ebay.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brightness Display

    My unity DE automatically, shows a gauge.
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