Posted by: Anonymous
on January 05, 2009 12:57 AM
"easier way for some is to run startx as root"
Please, don't recommend that. Running a graphical environment is the second last thing you want to do as a superuser, beside running a browser. If you can bare fdisk, you shouldn't mind adduser.
Anyway, nice article. I agree it's not that hard if it's well described what to do. The biggest hurdle here really is that a user exposed to a pure console may feel intimidated by the literal darkness surrounding him. Most people I know who aren't console experienced are able to execute commands if I guide them but simply don't feel comfortable on their own.