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@HerraBRE @jacek The moment back in the 80s when we started putting a password on the root account.

@clacke @jacek To be completely pedantic, in the 80s people weren't running an OS with a root account (or any other account) on Intel x86 chips

We're using chips that derive from hardware developed for cheap single-user desktops.

Fair point, though. I'm probably mostly wrong here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But considering the history does explain somewhat how we got where we are today.

@HerraBRE @jacek I was referring to Stallman's AI lab, where part of the signs of change, before the famous printer driver episode, was when root got a password.

@clacke @HerraBRE Would you mind giving me a reference, while there are a lot of "printer driver" stallman stories on the search none refer to a root password ;)

@jacek @HerraBRE

" [When]passwords first appeared at the MIT AI Lab I [decided]to follow my belief that there should be no passwords," Stallman would later say. "Because I don't believe that it's really desirable to have security on a computer, I shouldn't be willing to help uphold the security regime."

www.oreilly.com/openbook/freedโ€ฆ
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