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Please don't use this tag just because your system is running Ubuntu. Use it _only_ if your question is somehow specific to Ubuntu only. Note that https://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubuntu questions.

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By default, Ubuntu does not create a root account that the user can login to. Instead users use sudo when they need to perform actions that require administrative access. Obviously, the people at … Ubuntu feel like this is a good idea, and everything I've read on the Ubuntu site gives plenty of reasons why they think it's a good idea (see RootSudo @ the Ubuntu Wiki, for example). However, many …
asked Mar 20 '11 by J. Taylor
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As mattdm pointed out, this question (for the most part) has already been answered here: Which is the safest way to get root privileges: sudo, su or login?
answered Mar 20 '11 by J. Taylor