Hi Shaun,
Actually, most modrn Linux operating systems don't have or use a root
account. Instead they use an admin tool called sudo which allows a  user
to execute   admin commands  using a standard account. For example, to
install MOTA on Ubuntu Linux you would run the setup like
sudo dpkg -i mota-beta11-i386.deb
and the game would be installed. Obviously, though you would have to
launch the setup from an account that is configured with sudo access.
This is pretty much the same concept as the "run as administrator"
option under Windows 7.

On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 09:38 +1300, shaun everiss wrote:
> well linux manages security better than windows.
> in fact windows is trying to get security set right like linux.
> unfortunately linux does not have uac.
> Most things are allowed but if you need to access something that needs access 
> well you need the root password.
> and ofcause you can bypass that with a command with a config that has things 
> you want active in  it for easy access to things like shutdown.

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