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An other tip is to log out almost directly after you done your root-thing. Otherwise you will end up with lots of files and directories that you cannot delete o write to when you are logged in as a normal user.
I understand that one might think that is would be handy to always be root. But believe me. Some guys really regret that mistake when they have to install everything from the beginning again.