encyclo - 1:02 am on Apr 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
BTW, I already hate typing "sudo" before everything
Almost the first thing I do when installing Ubuntu is to fire up a command prompt and write:
sudo passwd root
You can then add a password for the root account and use
su instead of
sudo. The "Ubuntu Way" on this issue annoys me too!
As for text editors, Linux has a zillion of them, all of which suck in subtly different ways ;) I tend to favor Bluefish when using Linux.