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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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if i double click on a JPG in Ubuntu, it opens up whatever picture viewer is default, just like windows. i don't believe executable exists in Linux--everything is a file!

Now our college used and we were required to have our own version (trial) of WinNT 4 and Win2K and i do know the Guest account cannot even set the system time! much less change sensitive info. a 'user' in Linux (i do not recall there being sub-groups in *nix such as guest, power user, and so on just user and root) has more power. a 'user' can use his own user password (Ubuntu does not set a separate root password in its installer ) to sudo anything. there is no security when a person can simply use a generic user password to gain even temporary root priviledge, which can be dangerous in itself. but i don't see too many Linux users complaining about problems the way Windows does.
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