I am trying to understand what is a conceptual difference between unix root account and windows local admin. I am a developer and despite IT department efforts were always given local admin rights so I could install whatever I want on my local PC.
But for some reason (and I think it should be a good one) I am just a user in our linux system. That makes it is impossible to me to sudo things - e.g. to get software installed from repositories, etc.
I suppose it is because root permissions grant much more privileges than local admin rights on windows. Is that the case?
Also is it possible in unix to grant particular user rights to install software e.g. using apt-get or yum?