Originally Posted by TCD
But you agree that if a Linux user happens to be too lazy to type in the root password all the time and just use the root account *and* would run across a software abusing this scenario the effects would be pretty much the same as an admin user on a Windows system running some malicious software?
well. i guess so. although i don't know about other Linux distros but the Ubuntu family haven't actually had a root user you can log in as for quite some time, you use "sudo" instead. Although you *can* do "sudo -s" in a terminal.
Still... anyone who uses the root account on Linux for everyday computing (as opposed to occasional maintenance) is a fool who deserves what they get. Anyone who uses an account with admin privileges on Windows is... well... normal.