Originally Posted by PCCstudent
esocid, that is exactly what I was getting at. If I want to be a dunce and ignore security then let this be my decision and don't force restrictions on me. I can look at it another way, how can I complain, I got the OS for free? My answer is a bit like the Sarah Palin situation. If I was not told everyday how great and perfect she is (saviour of the modern world and all that) I would not look so hard for the warts. The same goes with overly agressive fans of Linux, these type simply just push too hard as an example of
perfection in an OS. If you do not want more acceptance (more than the 2 or 3 percent you have now) by the mainstream public, go ahead and make the same mistakes Microsoft did. When you think of it, why is not a free OS slapping Microsoft to the curb and dominating? America just loves anything free, even if it tastes bad.
you are honestly the loudest person ive ever heard complain about something as simple as putting in your password... windows UAC asked for a password for EVERYTHING it was ridiculous garbage, it was a poorly implemented copy cat of the sudo system that has existed in linux for a long time with no problem... linux only asks for your password on things that SHOULD require it
you can compromise your own security however you want, youve been told several methods of how to do this... youve also been told its a stupid choice, if you are fine with making a stupid choice go for it no one is stopping you
but if you want to be a network administrator, this isnt a small deal, and you should really reconsider your career choice if putting in an admin password to do administrative tasks is that big of a problem for you
comparing linux sudo to windows UAC is so stupid its hilarious, UAC was a sad attempt of microsoft at making a security solution similar to the sudo system