So many passwords!

Asked by Humbert on 2011-10-14

I am the only person who touches my computer. Still, one thing I don't like about Ubuntu (and hopefully can be fixed) is that every time you turn around this thing asks for a password. Moreover, unlike Windows where putting in a password is optional, in Ubuntu it's mandatory -- you can't even install it unless you put one in. Fortunately the installation program isn't picky and I just put down 123 as the PW, but when I tried to change that on control center to make it even easier for me, it insisted on a strong password -- something even more detestable.

Is it possible to make Ubuntu like Windows, i.e., totally and completely devoid of passwords as an option? If so, how do you go about it or, at the very least, mitigate this requirement as much as possible? The only thing I've been able to do is disable asking for a PW at logon, but not much more.

Thanks

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Simply no, why would you want that? Linux (Ubuntu included) is built with security in mind. It's not Windows, it's not OSX.... just learn to use it. I don't intend to be mean, it's just a password.

sudo adduser username root
sudo adduser username admin

try those.... im not really sure if they will help... however u will not be able to upgrade or change the really critical sections (like network settings)

u can list the groups that u can put your username by providing in a terminal

cat /etc/group

however.... better follow the suggestion that control_alt_deleted gave....

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