The roots of a tree are the bottom part. You can see the littlel branches sticking out from the ground. Those are roots. These roots are used to stabilize the tree in its position so it doesn't get blown down. They are also used to absorb any minerals or nutrients from the ground. Minerals absorbed can be Iron, Iodine, Potassium, Sodium, etc.. (Note: These shown are also elements of the periodic table)

Root in terms of Computer (or electronic device)

Root Folder (This is in terms of computer, it is not relevant to trees)

The root folder is the topmost folder of a file system hierarchy. C:\Program Files (The "Program Files" folder under C:\*) is a folder in the root, C:\ is the root! So when you open C:\ disk you are in the root until you open any other folder. Try it your self, goto start, run (Or 180px-Windows_key.jpg +R) and type in "C:\" you are in the root of C:\!!**

  • *C:\ is the root! It is the root of C:\, which is the boot drive, there are other drive letters too…
  • ** Public machines may not allow the run command and/or access to the root of C:\, and trying to circumvent this can lead to conseqences from the admin!

Root of C:XPSP1a+folder.jpg

This is as clear as it can be explained, if you dont understand make a topic on either one of these forums that MPG goes to and he will try to explain batter:

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Root User in Linux

In some (possibly all, I cannot say as I am not sure, feel free to correct) distros of Linux (Ubuntu) the "root" account is the admin of the system, this account has full control of the computer. This can be potentially dangerous, so the installer prompts for the creation of a non-root account for everyday use. For administration tasks such as installing applications the user is promoted for their password, not the root one, their password (given they have permissions to run as root) is good enough to confirm against unauthorized activity. This is similar to the Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC). For file management tasks (like deleting locked files) a user can run a file manager as the root. For some distros users can login directly as root, but this is risky. Also in Debian and Ubuntu to run commands at the Terminal as root one types the following:

sudo command

Case sensitive sudo (I think) is not in caps, as for the command ones types it as the case normally is. Example

apt-get install xmms


sudo apt-get install xmms

ispell FILE.txt

changes to


ispell file.txt

Or anything with different casing (File names are case sensitive.)
Please note I just Searched up Linux Commands as dont know anything about this command (I am too lazy to read) and this command probably doesn't even need root/admin access.

{Insert your word here, F word? (What, is there something wrong about the word forget?} Sudo!

You can also use the root [[[terminal]] to run all commands as root user. Careful with this, if you do not know how to do that, then I assume you shouldn't be!

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