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Old 04-21-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question Is a Linux sys w/o any passwd's as secure as a microsoft windows sys w/no passwd?


My brother asked an interesting question. If the system has no remote login software, as in if he wanted to log into his system from some place else, etc., why does the o/s need a passwd at all?

I explained the root thing and sudo if you are a user and he explained to me that he learned not to do things that would make his windows crash.

One command I know is the worst linux or rather the ultimate dummy command and that's "rm". I explained what it does and he asked me why it doesn't both deny you from deleting / and warn you that you are deleting something important. And then we got into a permission talk that I ended after explaining the very, very basics.

So the question still stands. How can I get rid of all passwd's and the use thereof in Linux so the o/s ends up being just like the "point-and-click-no-login-click-ok-or-cancel-to-login-o/s"?

The quesion above is excluding his dialup....

 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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"So the question still stands. How can I get rid of all passwd's and the use thereof in Linux so the o/s ends up being just like the "point-and-click-no-login-click-ok-or-cancel-to-login-o/s"?"

Run Linspire. Linspire has been designed to be as much like Windows as Linux can be, warts and all.

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Old 04-21-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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Or....
Which is car is safer to leave unlocked in public?
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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Originally posted by jailbait
"So the question still stands. How can I get rid of all passwd's and the use thereof in Linux so the o/s ends up being just like the "point-and-click-no-login-click-ok-or-cancel-to-login-o/s"?"

Run Linspire. Linspire has been designed to be as much like Windows as Linux can be, warts and all.

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Is that a yes as in there are no passwd's at all?

(if anyone is interested in checking out Linspire they can go to their local Walmart which sells an entire computer for $99.99 USD when the Linspire O/S costs $80.00 USD according to the Linspire website. They have Linspire machines loaded up for the customers to play with..)



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Or....
Which is car is safer to leave unlocked in public?
But if only dialup networking exists, what will they hack into? Or, if you do have a root passwd set and they hack in, what good are the su and user passwd's now?


Scenario: The Linux no passwd O/S Car.... there's no server engine, so there's nothing to drive the car away with even if you get in and the keys are in it.

Last edited by t3gah; 04-22-2005 at 03:21 AM.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 09:01 PM   #5
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If you want no passwords, and the whole security fubar that it will create, use windows.

Theres enough noobs as it goes doing stupid stuff like that in *nix.

In short, its a question that can be answered by common sense. Neither is secure so neither is the best.
 
  


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