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Re: Beagle



On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 09:24 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> Thus the difference between the two is that running as user and having
> to authenticate to the system-config widget satisfies the least amount
> of privileges necessary to accomplish the task.

Another problem with running as root is that root ends up owning your
personal files.  Then, if you did try and log in as yourself, you don't
have access to them.  So the user goes back to running as root.  They've
painted themselves into a corner.

It's a slippery slope that's best to be totally avoided in the first
place.

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