It's common sense. Root is "all powerful" and when you delete something on Linux, it's not coming back. There is no Recycle bin where you can restore your files. It's a lot easier to screw something up on Linux than it is on Windows. Running as a less privileged user prevents you from removing important system files or worse.Sean34993 said:Why is it so important that you create a user other than root and NEVER log into root unless making significant changes. What can you do to mess up your system so much in linux under the root account that you couldn't mess up in another os using a user with admin privilages? Is it good to create something else just because you can?