The system will ask you to create an ordinary user account. This account should
be your main personal login. You should not use the root account for
daily use or as your personal login.
Why not? It's a lot harder to do damage to the system as an ordinary user than
as root; system files are protected. Another reason is that you might be tricked
into running a Trojan horse program - that is, a program that takes
advantage of your superuser powers to compromise the security of your system
behind your back. Any good book on Unix system administration will cover this
topic in more detail. Consider reading one if this topic is new to you.
Name the user account anything you like. If your name is John Smith, you might
use ``smith,'' ``john,'' ``jsmith,'' or ``js.''
John Goerzen / Ossama Othman
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