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Torvalds blasts openSUSE, security policies

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It's not often Linux creator Linus Torvalds makes a public statement about one of the distros he's using. But when he does, it's a doozy.

Yesterday on Google Plus, Torvalds posted a brief scourge aimed at the developers of the openSUSE distro, which apparently Torvalds runs on one of his personal laptops.

Or, at least he did.

Torvalds raised the issue of the security policy for that particular distro to request an administrative password at times Torvalds felt was unnecessary.

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understandable frustration, but openSuSE isn't the worst for it

Yeah, as an openSuSE user I see his point, although I keep getting asked for my root password on openSuSE then Fedora when I tried that (guess it depends what your doing for when you notice)

I do agree with his comments, but you can configure the distro to enable these things without the root password for trusted users (point is I suppose this shouldn't require so much effort)

tbh, can just as easily setup sudo on the distro, but again this can be said for 90%+ of linux machines I'm sure

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