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sudo -s is so "un-Mac"
Authored by: iamacat on Sep 29, '09 12:58:07AM

Don't you want to do your administrative tasks graphically? Like maybe running an Automator workflow on *ALL* users' items? Or be able to launch applications in privileged mode graphically rather than sudo the bundle's executable from the Terminal? How do you propose to achieve these things without running Finder, Dock and status bar items as root?

I didn't yet see a reason to enable root account on my machines, but I can easily see how IT professionals may find it handy. As for security, how exactly is this different from a regular administrative user. You might want to yank Safari from the Dock to resist the temptation of downloading/installing apps from random websites as root.



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