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Administrator or User
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:01:47 pm »
So is it better to use your favorite Linux Distro as a Administrator or a User, is it safer in one than the other,and if it's User what setting should you change if any so that a User can run the Linux Distro on an ever day basis. Or should you even care about whether your a Administrator or a User.

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Re: Administrator or User
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 04:13:56 pm »
I'm not 100% sure what you're asking harry, most distributions now allow you to run as a "user" but elevate your permissions (with a password) only when necessary (sudo).
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
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Re: Administrator or User
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 09:40:26 pm »
Thank you for your reply in fact you have answer my question with your reply.   

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Re: Administrator or User
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:39:16 am »
In most distro's "Administrator" just means you can elevate your privileges with "sudo" if/where necessary, where a "User" can't.

Only a few distros now allow you to actually log in as "root" where your running with elevated privileges all the time.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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