As the title says, I just got my laptops from LinuxCertified. I ordered them about a week ago. I ordered 1 for my wife and daughter and one for me. I ordered this Core 2 Duo Linux Notebook LC2100SN | LinuxCertified.com I was going to order from Dell, but they didn’t have any laptops with built in CD/DVD roms, so that put Dell out. Next I tried HP, but it was only business laptops, and for almost double. I’ll pass. I remembered the thread here about laptops with out Windows, and that it included LinuxCertified, so I went there and configured my laptops, to see how much. Not bad. For the two, it was $1611.
They had a root account already to go, but no user account. This meant logging in as root. I didn’t much like that. I found something that was just plain odd to me. They had the repos set up, including packman, but the packman repo was for 11.1. An 11.1 packman repo on an openSUSE 11.2 64bit preinstalled system. Over all, I’m pleased and impressed with the laptops so far.
The OS isn’t new. I’ve been using openSUSE, which was SuSE at the time, since 9.x. Its the laptops that are new. I have never in my life owned a laptop before. Getting used to the keyboard is going to take some time. And that touch mouse thingy. I had to get the laptops so I could free up my desktop so I could use my desktop to test factory.
I needed one laptop for work. This way I could have a stable system. I needed the other for my wife and daughter so they wouldn’t interrupt me with work.
> Why not just create a new user from Yast? Are there any security risks?
> Just curious, not flaming.
if i read his posting correctly he was complaining of having to log
into KDE/Gnome as root to set up the regular user in YaST…
my point was he didn’t have to do that…and, i gave him the way i
would avoid logging into KDE/etc as root…
however, you are correct in that there is a command line version of
YaST and it would be possible to boot to run level three, log in as
root, type in and enter yast and the ncurses version of YaST would start…
and you could use the Security and Users > User Management path to set
up all the users you wanted to, all without logging into KDE/etc as
root (something to always avoid if possible, AND it always is possible)…
I wasn’t so much complaining about having to log in, in a GUI, as much as only having root. I prefer su or sudo. They could have created a generic user account and then I could have changed it. Renamed it and changed the password. But really, if this is my biggest complaint… That’s really knit picking. Any way, as I said, I am quite pleased thus far.