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    What does your distro think of your intelligence ?


    Does it let you log-on as ROOT. Both of mine do, and i love them for it.

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    what are you talking about. as far as i know, every distro lets you log in as root
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    Every distro I have come accross lets you log in as root, but usually only in the CLI and not in X. But I don't see how this states anything save that the distro developers think it is a bad idea to log into X as root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamey112
    what are you talking about. as far as i know, every distro lets you log in as root
    More over, why would anyone want an OS that didn't allow them full control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumper242
    More over, why would anyone want an OS that didn't allow them full control?
    Ok. I'll bite. Different strokes for different folks. I look at Operating Systems a lot like some people look at cars. Some folks (believe it or not) just want a computer that's an appliance. They turn it on, check their email or whatever, and take it to a repair shop when something breaks. They don't want to know *how* it works. To them, "full control" means "full knowledge" which means they'd have to do an awful lot of "useless" learning about something they don't need to know.

    I am not a mechanic. I know enough about my car to operate it from day to day and when it needs maintenance I take it to a professional who knows much more about the inner workings of that vehicle than I ever want to. Does that make me less of a man because I don't care to know the innards of my car? No. The same is true for those people who don't want to know all the inner workings of their operating system. Linux is for the hotrodders and mechanics of the OS world, IMO.
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    Good analogy, and one I agree with completely!

    Well, except for being less of a man:) Granted, the only "manly" thing I do to my truck is change my oil and filter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Ok. I'll bite. Different strokes for different folks. I look at Operating Systems a lot like some people look at cars. Some folks (believe it or not) just want a computer that's an appliance. They turn it on, check their email or whatever, and take it to a repair shop when something breaks. They don't want to know *how* it works. To them, "full control" means "full knowledge" which means they'd have to do an awful lot of "useless" learning about something they don't need to know.

    I am not a mechanic. I know enough about my car to operate it from day to day and when it needs maintenance I take it to a professional who knows much more about the inner workings of that vehicle than I ever want to. Does that make me less of a man because I don't care to know the innards of my car? No. The same is true for those people who don't want to know all the inner workings of their operating system. Linux is for the hotrodders and mechanics of the OS world, IMO.
    I guess I was specificly thinking about geeks.

    I don't know ANY non geek types that would be willing to stray from windows/apple at this point. I don't blame them.

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    Re: What does your distro think of your intelligence ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HopToad
    Does it let you log-on as ROOT. Both of mine do, and i love them for it.
    Why would you want to login as root?
    90% of what you need to do as root can be done with su and root password.
    That 10% that you can't do with su and root password.
    If you post a help topic, one of us should be able to help you out, without you having to logon as root.

    Logging on as root in the X environment is just a bad idea IMO.
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    Logging on as root in the X environment is just a bad idea IMO.
    It is a terrible idea. It is the first thing to "unlearn" when one is coming from Windows to Unix.

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