wyliecoyoteuk wrote:As nearly every Distro with a GUI has a Run as dialogue...
It's just that Microsoft didn't have this feature widely enabled until Vista, when they really started to push the "Administrator" and "Restricted" user levels. Groklaw, and the thread posts, show "sudo" and
"runas", the command Microsoft chose, both have well over 20 years "prior art".
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