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IT Week: Hands On: Get Connected with Ubuntu Linux

“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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