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the very first steps..

Posted 04-03-2008 at 09:51 AM by laucian

ok now there is a test post..i want to keep it short but also meaningful.

Linux is not Windows. There is a super user, (root) , who can do everything, has the overall control of the machine and other users. When you install linux for the first time, you will be using it as a normal user and as a normal user you are not allowed to do "everything" on your "own computer". If you want to play around with your box and explore new stuff, just open the terminal window,type "su" and enter your root password. Root password is the password that you have entered (or has been entered) during the installation. Keep in mind, you have logged yourself as root in "terminal", root rights would not be active on the graphical interface. If you want to do so, just log out and log yourself as root in.

Ok, now there comes the dark side of this tutorial. It is dangerous using the root if you are a newbie, you will harm your system. This is right, but just IGNORE it. Just log yourself as root in and use it. If you delete everything you have just install your Operating System again. Backup everything before you do it, and try using it.
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