Earlier this year, Next Tech migrated to using a new sandbox user called
nt-user, versus the
root user that had been used for years. This was done because in the real world,
root is almost never used as the day to day user, so much so that many programs will complain if they’re run as
It also instills the false sense of constant superuser privileges, which makes it confusing when you use other environments where you need to provide commands such as
sudo, which are not required if you’re
Older content that still uses
root takes 2-3 extra seconds to launch while the user is being rolled back from
root, but now, there’s a way to upgrade to
nt-user in just one click!
Check out the docs here for more information.