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Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 05:27:32PM -0500, Richard Pieri wrote:
> 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.

"Disabled" might be too strong a word. It doesn't have a password set, but
you can 'sudo passwd' and then it works just like you would expect a root
account on UNIX to work.


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