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ROOT - ooh, I'm sooo scared.
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 29, '01 11:07:15PM

I honestly don't see what the big deal is about the "root" user. We've been working for over 15 years as the "root" user of our Macs. You can screw up things just as bad in OS 9 as you can by logging in as "root" in OS X. Has everyone forgotten this?

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ROOT - ooh, I'm sooo scared.
Authored by: cgull on Jan 10, '02 10:52:17AM

LonnieBear, you're just displaying your vast array of ignorance regarding this manner. Ask any UNIX administrator if they run root all the time, they'll look at your funny and answer "damn no!".

Just two days ago, our administrator ACCIDENTALLY typed in rm /* AS ROOT! If you have more than 5 minutes of experience working in the shell, you'll realize that this is a VERY bad thing... if he WASN'T root, nothing drastic would have happened. On the other hand, he completely fried the machine. He had to reinstall the system (after of course we all made fun of him).

If you really want to be "macho" and wear your black leather pants and jacket with spiked wrist bands and run as root all the time, go right ahead, but your fate is set from that point on.

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Authored by: Timecode on Jan 18, '02 01:23:11PM

Your right, 15 years is a long time, but why even take the chance... Just create the other account!


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