do you log in as amninistrator ?
we all need sometimes to log in to the computer as administrator (called root in linux) to do maintenance and other tasks
in modern os we have some options. we can log in to the entire desktop or console as administrator and work freely. or we can run the single apps we need with 'run as administrator' from our user desktop. maybe we work all the time as administrators (even to surf the net) and then there is no question at all
in the world of linux many users dont recommend logging it to the desktop as administrator. i dont understand why. i think based on the following assumptions
- i am less likely to smash something when i see it. so i prefer to do stuff in the desktop and not in the console
- if i smash the os i can just format and install it again quickly. if i smash any of my files in home (home is like my documents in windows) i can never recover it again. and i have permission to smash my files when i am normal user too
- i trust my applications to not format my drive on their own decision
what way of getting administrator access you use ? why ?