Managing two Linux systems
I have two computers at home, one solely for me and one for my family. I am running Gentoo and my family are running Ubuntu.
Since they lack experience in terms of Linux they will not be getting full root access (I'm able to limit root access on Ubuntu) I will need to maintain it for them.
So, given these two computers are in a LAN, would I be able to access the Ubuntu root account from my Gentoo account given that I know the root password?
Also, what is required to do this, how difficult is it to setup and what are the security risks involved?
PS. I am debating with myself whether or not to give the user accounts access to Synaptic Package Manager (GUI for apt-get), what do you think?