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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Linux bypass the password?

when i try to install something, it always askes for a password

is it possible to bypass this?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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It's possible, depending on which distro you're using, but you shouldn't do it. Any time you make changes to your system, you need to input your password. That's why Linux (and *nix systems in general, including OS X) are so much more secure than Windows.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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It's possible, depending on which distro you're using, but you shouldn't do it. Any time you make changes to your system, you need to input your password. That's why Linux (and *nix systems in general, including OS X) are so much more secure than Windows.
All i'm trying to do is install Itunes to linux
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All i'm trying to do is install Itunes to linux
Are you using WINE or similar to emulate a Windows environment? iTunes won't natively run in Linux.
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Are you using WINE or similar to emulate a Windows environment? iTunes won't natively run in Linux.
no i need the admin password to install WINE.
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no i need the admin password to install WINE.
Is your account not an admin? (If you're the only user, you have administrative privileges.)
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:20 AM   #7
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Unless you are on the root account, it will ask for a password. This is an important security feature and you should never be on root for regular use.
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