[lug] Best Distro for Newbies with New Equipment (was DHCP Question)

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 17:25:12 MDT 2006

On 8/25/06, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 21:54 -0600, David L. Anselmi wrote:
> > Hugh Brown wrote:
> > [...]
> > > I tried Kubuntu but found that I didn't like the sudo approach to
> > > system management.
> >
> > If you add a root password and uninstall sudo aren't you done fixing that?
> >
> > Dave
> I've found that with the way I personally like to do computing, the sudo
> root is typically a precursor to a mindset of look but don't touch (okay
> we'll let you touch but you shouldn't want to) that I don't prefer.  I
> feel the same way about mac os x.  I suspect that the real problem is
> that I'm getting infexible in my habits and like things to work the way
> that I'm used to (i.e. I don't want to learn the (K)Ubuntu "way" or the
> Mac OS X "way" which is what I've found to be required to really
> understand how things work).
> One of the first things I did was sudo passwd (on a mac and kubuntu).
> But overall I felt like Kubuntu was more in my way than it was helpful.
> It does seem to be the current distro of choice for a lot of folks.

I'm always amazed at the number of folks who object  to the sudo
setup. The few number of characters difference between 'sudo su -' and
'su -' is not a big deal to me, expecially since i have to use 'sudo
su -' on systems at work where we mostly do not assign a root
password. I would object to the setup if I had to do 'sudo
<pickacommand>' like all the documentation examples, but there's no
need for that.

Different strokes for different folks.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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