I have used various Linux distributions in the past.
Thought I would maybe get back into it. So I chose Ubuntu and began setting up my hardware. I was installing a Lexmark printer driver when suddenly it requested the root password. I entered "root" as that is what the root password in Linux has always been. Im going back 20 years.
Anyway I've got this installation prompt for password sitting on the back burner while I search the net for the default root password. I can't seem to find it anywhere. I stead I find somebody stating that Ubuntu doesn't release the password so we can't muss things up. Is this true?
Please tell me it isn't so. In my mind that goes away from everything that Linux is, or was.