- Linux Distros that allow full root access and/or option to do so…
- Quick notes: Full root access type of Linux Distros – 1) allow a root user to opt out of creating a standard user during installation. 2) allow a root user to login as “root” at the greeting/welcome screen. And, some Distros w/ variations of those two.
- Foundation Post for this Page: ‘Pesky Passwords’, sudo, su, system administrator, superuser, supervisor, root, substitute user, principle of least privilege (PoLP), etcetera ‘n etcetera ‘n etcetera
NOTE: I don’t become root to escape the terminal’s password, i.e. one is already at the keyboard if they’re using the terminal, so there is no need to put the mouse down ‘n move to a keyboard. I become root because I hate the “Authenticate” popup that requires one to put down the mouse ‘n move to a keyboard in order to type the password ‘n then Authenticate it. GParted requires it, Synaptic Package Manager requires it, adding apps sometimes requires it, some updates require it, etc. Being root stops the “Authenticate” popup.
***** These are reliable root user Distros: *****
3. AlmaLinux OS 8.3 – ‘AlmaLinux OS stable version w/ Fulltime Linux Root User option!’
6. 4MLinux 36.0 – an all-round interesting looking Linux Distro!
***** These have minor issues: *****
2/28/2021: Kali Linux
10/15/2020: Elive – ‘maybe the best Linux OS ever made?’
10/11/2020: Garuda Linux – ‘King of the Arch Lineage’
Manjaro-Architect 20.0.3 (Update: 9/30/2020 – dropped to #5 because of Arch ‘n ‘Archies‘ infamous hardware recognition problems, this time its basic computer speakers Manjaro can’t recognize (?!?!). Original, see Ebb ‘n Flow of Karmi’s Top 10 ‘n 2000++ Linux Distros post)