View Full Version : Avatars
Sorry to show my ignorance, but why are AVATARS called 'AVATARS'? What does the word mean?
There are quite a few Unix computers on which the name of the superuser
account is "avatar" rather than "root". This quirk was
originated by a CMU hacker who disliked the term
"superuser", and was propagated through an ex-CMU hacker at
From http://www.dictionary.com ;)
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.