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IT Week: Hands On: Get Connected with Ubuntu Linux

May 11, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Shilliday)

"We've been doing a series on Ubuntu Linux, in which I have explained how to get DVDs and other video formats playing, and set up Evolution, the email and groupware program. Now, we'll look at user privileges and network connections.

"When you install and set up Ubuntu, you may notice there's no need to enter a root (super-user) password. When we've performed administration tasks through the graphical tools the desktop has asked for our user password, and when we've performed similar tasks at the command line we've run the 'sudo' command and had to provide the same..."

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