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The goal for Lighthouse is to have web applications run as a non-privileged user. Not in the traditional sense where you log in as a non-privileged user and all of your personal files are accessible by that user as well. But we log in as root for convenience and in recognition that your personal files are just as important as system files, in fact much more important. Applications that access the internet, Firefox, Xine, Thunderbird, and Pidgin all run as user spot. Spot can only write to a few limited places. Your network security should not depend on what you login as on a local terminal. Logging in as a non-privileged user protects your system files from your self. Assuming you don’t know the root password :).


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