Originally Posted by stripe
just a quickie on any good desktop distros that can be run as root? I am sick to death of having to enter passwords every time I want to make changes on MY MACHINE (its my hardware and I want it to do what I want, not what someone else thinks is the right thing to do)
preferably without the gnome 3.2 or kde desktop environments (no bling to get in the way just be useable/configurable)
two that I have tried are puppy linux (limited in available software) and slackware, (too big at a 4 gig download and above my linux level of expertise)
What you seem to want to do doesn't make a lot of sense. There is no reason to run as "root", and most of the user-friendly distros use sudo for a reason, to keep you from hosing the system by accident. Just clicking the wrong thing in a root environment can hose up the system. It sounds like you want to use a unix-like OS without any of the security advantages of said OS. It doesn't work that way. I'm not sure what you are trying to do all the time that requires root privileges, I can work all day and not have to enter a password.