__/ [Bill Baker] on Monday 21 November 2005 09:04 \__
> I've just been thinking, and tell me if this solution would work or
> One of the big problems of Linux adoption is that you need the root
> password in order to install software.
No, it's not. It's actually what makes Linux stable and secure as a matter of
face. Adoption is hindered by a variety of other factors, e.g.:
-Proprietary software that are not yet supported by Linux
-Stereotypes and propaganda that is amplified by Windows trolls
-Subjective views and misguided adaptations due to the prevalence of Windows
> Either that, or you need to run
> as root all the time, which is not really a secure option. The way to
> get around that for the average Joe User is to create a .png or .jpg
> file at installation that has the user's chosen root password on it and
> display it in the dialog box whenever a user is prompted for the root
You call /that/ secure?
> Of course, only users on the sudoers list (to be determined
> by the user at installation time) would have the password displayed.
> And it would need to be able to be updated whenever the root password
> So would this work? Or has this already been thought of?
Quote frankly, I think it's a peculiar idea. Are you suggesting that
authentication prompts are replaced by CAPTCHA's?
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