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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:31 pm 
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First, let me say I am thrilled to have discovered UberStudent. My goal is to install this for my kids to get them through High Schoo/Secondary School.

However, one of my requirements is that I have root access to their laptops until they turn 18. I would like to use this option to also install a few addition packages and remove a few packages.

So, I am curious as to why this common login practice has be deprecated on UberStudent 4.3.

Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Parental Access
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:04 am 
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Jake Stewart wrote:
one of my requirements is that I have root access to their laptops until they turn 18

UberStudent is primarily targeted toward college students, and is very much about the idea that education requires empowerment, so "parental control" is outside of UberStudent's design philosophy. That being said, the first user created during installation is the super user, so when you install UberStudent onto your kids' laptops do so as if the laptops were yours; then via Settings > Administration > Users and Groups > Add you can add secondary users for your kids. For your kids to be able to apply software updates you would then have to add them to the sudo group via Settings > Administration > Users and Groups > Manage Groups > sudo > Properties.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Thank you for the helpful response!

I am beginning to think the the most empowering thing I can do is provide my sons with a fairly standard Linux distribution so they will be very comfortable with it if and when they work in the tech industry. That knowledge has been invaluable for me.

Thanks!

Jake


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