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Re: Root Logins in X...

Subject: Re: Root Logins in X...
From: Brian Wheeler
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:10:45 -0500
On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 08:55 -0600, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
> > We want to stop people from logging in as root on their X desktop
> > because it is almost always done out of laziness.  We want to discourage
> > these lazy users from logging in as root and using desktop applications,
> > which can be a dangerous thing.
> Let's step back farther and ask ourselves whether discouraging users
> from doing stupid things (other than running non-free software) is one
> of Fedora's goals.  I certainly don't see anything to that effect at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview.

I don't see anything about encouraging them to do stupid things either,
so maybe we should just set all file permissions to 0777 so people don't
have to worry about those pesky permissions issues.  I'm just kidding,
but I'm not sure how promoting good behavior is a bad thing...if you
really know what you're doing, you can customize the root environment
however you want (no matter what the OS is shipped with) and if you
don't, then perhaps you shouldn't login as root all the time...


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