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Nov 14, 2008, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"1) suDown

"The very idea of running as a super user in Windows may sound insane to the uninitiated. But as luck would have it, I have not only done it myself, I have done it successfully. Being able to sudo into an otherwise insecure OS is simply good thinking.

"Think about it this way. Running as an administrator in any capacity is dangerous, and the UAC is only effective when the user is not simply clicking on it to make it go away. This is where programs such as suDown for Windows XP comes in.

"Simple enough to get one's head around. All you need to do is install and execute the installation and then follow the instructions to get a sudoer user created."

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