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I know that Root is the SU, or super super user, and im starting to see that no one runs as root all the time.... I guess this is to keep security up, but, if this is the case, how do u create another profile to log on with>>>> Is this that important to do? im starting to thing is, because now some differnt types of software are telling me that i should not be in root all the time.... SO... *shrug* what does it all mean ,,,,, thanks again.
Last, but not least, all commands and programs invoked by a user, have the same rights the user has. So the program can modify only the files the user can modify.
If you run a malfunctioning program with root user, that program could destroy important data even if you don't do anything wrong.
Same thing for a hackable program. if it gets hacked while running as a regular user, the hacker will get only regular user privileges.