Report Login Window as Root in Software Posted January 27, 2009 That's why I asked, just to make sure that Kiran was indeed acting on "freedom of choice" and that he/she understood that it is dangerous and unnecessary. Dangerous and unnecessary for who? There are a number of contextual factors unique to each scenario that determine the implications (and their associated risks) of logging in as root through a gui. We know nothing of these factors in this situation, yet people feel the need to pre-judge and decide that is is dangerous, full stop :huh: . If anything, people can do as much damage with the command line ("rm -rf ./*" without the period), therefore the "danger" is based on user experience, not the interface!