..not once have I ever needed the permissions "feature"..
jlr1701 wrote:what I'm wondering about and hoping to be able to do is to disable permissions on my Mint systems entirely. I have been using computers heavily for almost 20 years, and not once have I ever needed the permissions "feature" (read major annoyance) of either the Windows or Linux OSes
You must have stopped your windows upgrades in the NT era, since that is the time that windows cottoned onto the admin/user separation that Unix and Linux had always been using
In Vista, and Win7 they have UAC (User Account Control) in place to deal with permissions
--from NT onwards they have used ACL (access control lists) for file permissionshttp://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/ ... sions.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/148437
Linux actually has a simpler permission system than ACL, and in the for home user in particular; it works works well
Although in describing it, it might seem complicated, in reality, it isn'thttp://www.zzee.com/solutions/linux-permissions.shtmlhttp://www.linuxforums.org/articles/fil ... ns_94.html
Linux can also use posix ACL controls, however they don't exactly match the Windows ACL, so there can sometimes be an odd combination if you work on both simultaneouslyhttp://www.suse.de/~agruen/acl/linux-acls/online/
jlr1701 wrote:Rant aside (I'm annoyed at the moment), is there any way to completely (or even partially) disable this extremely annoying "feature" on Linux or Windows or both? Thanks!
Er, No...It is a fundamental aspect of using the OS (Linux, Windows, Apple OS-X)
If you really want a no security, no permissions OS model, best to use DOS (Freedos) or Windows prior to NT http://www.freedos.org/Or in Linux run everything as root (administrator)
That is; run everything on the OS with no security being provided..
Enable root login, change the password to blank <enter key>, then you won't be asked to authenticate anything
--but since it is not the normal method of using the system, there will be some issues regarding How to run X program..
, when setting up that way..