A very useful application for Linux and BSD systems is the sudo application. This allows a user to execute a root task without being logged in as root. There are some security concerns when this is not configured correctly. Fortunately most distributions have this enabled only for the ‘sudo’ usergroup. But in some cases you want sudo to merge into your environment, instead of having to change your environment for sudo.
New releases of Ubuntu are using a new desktop environment, which is something not every user is accepting. Although it’s very useful for non-experienced computer users, it will be annoying to others. Getting the old GNOME back is rather simple.
Before reading any further, please let me clarify that this is not just another rant with the the never-ending “Windows sucks, it’s a big fail” nonsense written by people who haven’t even used a product but complain about it anyhow. I have actually used Windows 8 for a short period, and I will explain how my (horrible) experience with Windows 8 went. It’s not my intension to start flaming the Microsoft product line again. I once hoped I could write a positive article about a Microsoft product, but so far haven’t been able to find a good product.