Spacedog wrote:I have no idea what sudo is, but why can't Linux have a default password built in that is used if no user password is set?
Flemur wrote:If you're going to have people who don't know what passwords are for, using your machine without passwords, be prepared for them to mess it up.
On your phone you don't have access to the root user account, you simply can't change anything critical in the way you can on a full linux OS. If that kinda functionality is what you want then there is the option to set up limited privileges user accounts and have them auto log in. No need for a password as there is no permission to do anything that would need a password.My phone is Android, a variant of linux is it not? It doesn't need a password. To say it can't be done with a desktop OS seems defeatist.
Spacedog wrote:Why is a password necessary for that? A UAC style warning that whatever the user is about to do is very dangerous should suffice?
WinterTroubles wrote:Edit.. Have you ever thought that perhaps that choice should be left to the customer, once you've properly informed them on the product of course. Personally I won't buy from someone I believe to be making choices on my behalf anyway.
WinterTroubles wrote:Speaking seriously for a moment, I think you may be under the impression that if a customer forgot their password then you, as a repair provider, would be locked out. This simply isn't true unless they have an encrypted hard drive, using a 'live' version from a disc or USB you would still be able to access the root file system an effect the repair.
Spacedog wrote:WinterTroubles wrote:Edit.. Have you ever thought that perhaps that choice should be left to the customer, once you've properly informed them on the product of course. Personally I won't buy from someone I believe to be making choices on my behalf anyway.
My customers are very loyal and come to me because they trust me to set them up in the best way I can and with the minimum of fuss. They tell me what they want and leave the decision making to me, that's what they pay me for.
WinterTroubles wrote:I'm sure you provide an excellent service to your customers and provide what they ask for, I just fail to see how recommending an OS you are unfamiliar with would be in either your or your customers best interests. If you are really interested in suggesting linux to some of your customers then simply suggest it only to those who seem capable, and be prepared for them to download for free instead of purchasing windows from you.
That alone made me smile and wish I could find out what we agree aboutThe main point of the exercise is to shift people away from Microsoft.
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