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Exciting “new” Linux distros: SolydXK and Kwheezy

Posted by essjae on September 27, 2013

I stumbled across these two relatively new distros in my search for a Windows replacement.

Kwheezy is a great distro, almost everything you need is pre-installed and it’s got some great eye-candy.  http://www.kwheezy.com/en/.  Here’s a good review of Kwheezy: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com/2013/08/kwheezy-11-review-good-debian-spin-for.html

SolydXK isn’t quite the “everything but the kitchen sink” distro, but it’s also a really good option.  http://www.solydxk.com

Both are based on Debian’s stable branch.  Kwheezy 1.2 is based on Debian 7.1.

I’m really leaning toward one of these two for a full install on my secondary machine…potentially replacing the Windows 7 install, but definitely a dual boot install.

 

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Add User to sudoers list

Posted by essjae on November 10, 2012

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-add-a-user-to-the-sudoers-list/

How to add a user to the sudoers list:

    1. Open a Root Terminal and type visudo (to access and edit the list)
    2. Using the up/down arrows, navigate to the bottom of the sudoers file that is now displayed in the terminal
    3. Just under the line that looks like the following:

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

    1. Add the following (replacing user with your actual username):

user ALL=(ALL) ALL

  1. Now press Ctrl+X and press Y when promted to save

That’s it, your new user now has root privileges!

Example Sudoers Screenshot:

Adding a new sudoer

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