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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.

The Story of Change

"Ive come to see that we have two parts to ourselves; its almost like two muscles -- a consumer muscle and a citizen muscle. Our consumer muscle, which is fed and exercised constantly, has grown strong: So strong that "consumer" has become our primary identity, our reason for being. Were told so often that were a nation of consumers that we dont blink when the media use "consumer" and "person" interchangeably."

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Stop Using The Wrong Type of Intelligence

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Would Gandhi Use Social Media?

If Gandhi were alive today, would he use social media? He was never anti-technology, or even anti-changing with the times. Quite the opposite, actually. If Internet technologies and social networks were around, he would certainly have embraced them -- but with a conscious mindfulness of their strengths and weaknesses.

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:

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Googles Jolly Good Fellow on Inner Peace

Chade-Meng Tan (widely known as Meng) was among the earliest engineers to be hired at Google. When Google allowed engineers to spend 20% of their time pursuing their passion, Meng decided to spend his time on a cause dear to his heart: Launching a conspiracy to bring about world peace. Meng believes that world peace can be achieved -- but only if people cultivate the conditions for inner peace within themselves.

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