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I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user spaceyour home directory (which you have write access to, thus not requiring root).

For installing in user spaceyour home directory, you can use the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can use the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in your home directory (which you have write access to, thus not requiring root).

For installing in your home directory, you can use the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'
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I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can followuse the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can follow the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can use the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'
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I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locallylocally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can follow the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally.

I don't know much about Windows' administration, but I don't think there's much difference between Windows' admin and Linux' root. (I may be misunderstanding something, but from your question I infer everyone in your company has a Windows normal PC or fat client, and a Linux thin client or simple user SSH access)

It is normal practice not to give root access on thin clients (since it's company-wide root access) while letting users administrate their own PCs isn't a problem.

You can't install sofware with the package manager (apt-get/yum/...) since it requires root access. You may either request your sysop to install the needed packages, or install them locally in user space.

For installing in user space, you can follow the following procedure (I'll use a real life example with Screenfetch, adapt it to your needs) :

  • create a specific folder for the software you install in user space: mkdir ~/local
  • go in that folder: cd ~/local
  • download the sofware you want to install: wget http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/snapshot/screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • extract the archive: tar -zxf screenfetch-3.2.0.tar.gz
  • read the README to check the specific tasks that may be needed to build/run the software
  • make the binary executable: chmod +x screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev
  • add a shortcut or an alias to launch your software (may change a lot depending on your distribution, shell and desktop environment) In my example, I want to launch screenfetch from command-line on my work desktop (Linux Mint 13 with Bash) so I'll add the following line to my ~/.bashrc file: alias screenfetch='~/local/screenfetch-3.2.0/screenfetch-dev'
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