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== An Incredible Graduation Gift from Dad ==
Brenna Martins dad evidently doesnt like last-minute shopping. Bryan Martin a purchased a gift for his daughters high school graduation -- which happened earlier this month -- thirteen years ago. He managed to keep it hidden this whole time, and his "moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful" present (her words) brought Brenna to tears when dad finally gave it to her last week.
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== 10 Ways to Love Where You Live ==
Community is not just for extroverts.For thousands of years, our ancestors lived in barrios, hamlets, neighborhoods, and villages. Yet in the time since our parents and grandparents were young, privacy has become so valued that many neighborhoods are not much more than houses in proximity.
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== Awakening Our Collaborative Spirit ==
The physicist, David Bohm, while researching the lives of Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli and Bohr, made a remarkable observation. Bohm noticed that their incredible breakthroughs took place through simple, open and honest conversation. He observed, for instance, that Einstein and his colleagues spent years freely meeting and conversing with each other.
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== Meet The New Boss: You ==
What do coffee growers in Ethiopia, hardware store owners in America, and Basque entrepreneurs have in common? For one thing, many of them belong to cooperatives. By pooling their money and resources, and voting democratically on how those resources will be used, they can compete in business and reinvest the benefits in their communities.
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== Seeking Silence & Stillness in the Rush of Business Life ==
Pico Iyer -- essayist, author, travel writer and thinker -- has a unique perspective on many things. His physical domain ranges from California (where he lived as a child) and England (where he studied) to Cuba, North Korea and Ethiopia (which he visited) and Japan (where he resides). His mental domain knows no limiting boundaries. In this interview with Wharton associate dean and chief information officer Deirdre Woods and Knowledge@Wharton
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Revision as of 20:22, 5 August 2012

The Administrator is a user account typically found on microshit Windows platforms based on Windows NT, including desktop operating systems Windows 2000, XP and Vista and the server platforms NT 4.0 Server, Windows Server 2000 and Windows 2003 Server (and variants). It is the "super-user" account typically used by IT systems personnel to maintain these operating systems.

On FreeBSD and other UNIX and Unix-alike platforms (including Linux) the equivalent to the Administrator account is the root account. This is the "super-user" of Unix and is similarly used by IT systems personnel.

The two super-user accounts are similar in that they exist as part of the default installation and give top-level access to the operating system.

On microshit platforms regular user accounts can be given Administrator privileges where-as on Unix platforms a regular user must be given rights to issue the su command to gain a root shell, or rights to use sudo to execute a specific command or script as root.

Important Warning

There are absolutely no system processes more privileged than root and there is no restriction on what root can do on a FreeBSD system. If you type rm -rf /* as root, all files on your system (including system files) will be deleted without even asking for confirmation. (Don't do this on a system you weren't about to format anyway!)

Remember: "With great power comes great responsibility."


On unix systems, the init process is the "root" process and all other processes can be considered "child" processes of it. As root, you can change the init status of your system.

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