Ubuntu root

sudo command (you must do this every time you issue a command)

sudo -i command (this gives you persistent access)

If you are launching a graphical app like Nautilus (file manager) use gksudo instead of sudo. This makes it so that your files created in Nautilus, Konqueror, or Dolphin are owned by your user and not root.

If you are using KDE instead of gnome, use kdesudo instead of sudo to launch graphical applicaitons. Example:

kdesudo kate ~/myfile.txt


Create an Ubuntu root account with password easily.

This post also shows how to create a linux cd root password.

SOPA has been stopped

On the 18th, this website joined google, wikipedia and many, many, many others in a blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

We won this one!

Today on January 20th, 2012 it was announced that the bills are being dropped.

Think we’ll fly the ribbon on the upper right corner of the website for some time more to appreciate that change and direction can come from internet collaboration.

Thank you, one and all who joined in on the protest to keep the internet open.

This is our lifeblood and prosperity.