If you bought your system with Ubuntu installed at the factory

security When a manufacturer installs Ubuntu, it cannot set up an account for you (it does not know your name). Typically, these systems come with the root account unlocked. Ubuntu suggests you not unlock the root account. To set the system up the way Ubuntu suggests, use users-admin as explained on page 658 to add a user who will be the system administrator. Make sure to put a tick in the check box labeled Administer the system in the User Privileges tab (page 658). Then relock the root account (page 499).

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