Just a little way to make file management easier...
If you move a lot of files around between folders and directories that you as a user don't have access to, and you dont want to move them by the command-line(say you're a newbie to linux, and don't want to mess something up), what i like to do is get into a terminal, and type:
type the password in, and then
Which brings up the konqueror web browser/file management thingy up as root, so you can copy and paste with a GUI feel to it.
And sorry if everybody knows this, but it is a pretty useful tool for newbies.