Originally Posted by Electro
I use Gentoo and it is far much better than pre-compile distributions.
I'm sure all distro's have elements that are easier to deal with than others. For me it's a case of "If the shoe fits, I wear it." With Mandriva I have the simplicity of using the gui (if I'm feeling lazy) or I can go for the hair pulling console session when I'm feeling bored. I must confess however, I've tried a few distro's but not Gentoo. Until I do, I can't comment on which does what better.
The utility sudo is safer because the user does not have to type in root's password. If sudo is setup correctly, certain users can have different privileges. sudo could in fact stop the execution of rm -fR /.
I see, thanks for that.
As a side note to newbies
(out of curiosity), execute rm -fR /
it will reduce you to tears!