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Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!

On Nov 11, 2009, at 5:07 PM, David Hummel wrote:
> That's true of many derivatives (most notably Ubuntu), but not Debian
> itself (never has been).

OS X is a tangential example.  The root login was fully disabled some  
time around Panther.  It exists in the password file and user database  
but it isn't usable.  Everything is done either with sudo on the  
command line or the sudo-like API for Carbon/Cocoa applications.

So, um.  Yeah.  There's so much prior art here that Microsoft is gonna  
be wiping egg off its corporate face for a long time.

--Rich P.

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