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10.6: Enable root user on Snow Leopard
Authored by: tedw on Sep 29, '09 08:32:20PM

It's clear you think this is simpler, and it's clear it's a system that works for you, so fine. Would I recommend it to someone else? Doubtful. For one, I'm picturing your dad's safe deposit box filling up with dozens (or hundreds) of old CDs that will never be looked at again...

There is a vast difference between choosing to do something because it works for you, and suggesting it as a course of action for others. Heck, I've gotten by for years with my laptop swinging around on the back of my motorcycle, but I'm not about to suggest that carrying a laptop that way is generally innocuous. I'm willing to take the risk because I recognize the risk for what it is (and I'm good with computers <i>and</i> motorcycles), as do you in your situation. I don't see any sense in trivializing the risk any more than I see in aggrandizing it.

Your system works (though I still think it's overkill - a normal administrator account could do the same thing - possibly even a burn folder within his own account - unless there's something absurd in your father's home directory), and I don't argue with success. But I still think a cautious approach is a better approach when it comes to security.

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