Re: Cannot install VMware tools in 1.4 virtual machine
The school of thought is this:
With sudo, in order for someone to compromise your machine, they simply need to know the username and password of anybody in the sudoers list.
With the su method however, they need to know the username & password of somebody in the 'wheel' group of the machine AND the root password.
It just adds an extra layer of security and protection.
sudo can be handy however if you want to allow certain users to only run certain applications as root. You just need to be careful which applications you allow them root access to.
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