Originally Posted by PCCstudent
You did say one thing correct, it is silly to be asked for a password to edit your network connections.This is not the server version of Fedora.People have been editing network connections and firewall settings for many years with Windows at home and we do not have any reported injuries.You Linux users actualy think this level of intrusiveness is a good thing? the two sides shall never meet. You have to give a guy a choice about this stuff and I thought choice was the Linux calling card.I want an OS that doesn't bother me with password requests(unless I decide that is the way I want it) or ask me over and over "do you really want to do this"?
any version of linux is essentially the same, a desktop version can be used as a server if you so wish it...
the reason windows allows you to do that sort of stuff is because your default user account is an administrator and its a huge security flaw that microsoft has tried to fix in later versions of windows (although it wasnt received well)
editing network connections edits system setting files for your connection in the /etc directory, it IS an administrative task, and so is editing firewall settings
if you want to be a network administrator i believe you should take some responsibility and learn how linux permissions work, why they work that way, and why you shouldnt be complaining about something like that
this isnt windows, linux does its own thing and it does it well
you were already given the highly insecure solution of using the root account for every day use, if you want to compromise most of the security features linux offers go ahead and do that
but as far as being a network administrator goes... unless you want to learn why this is a stupid option, i suggest you pick a different career choice