This weekend I hacked firstboot in Foresight so the first user added gets sudo access. Also added gksudo to all the apps that need to run as a privileged user. Now, users don’t need root for much, unless they are more seasoned Linux/UNIX geeks.
Also fixed many bugs since the first release (0.1) of Foresight. Things are looking good for 0.2, which I am working as I type this.
I think things are shaping up pretty good. I may be a bit biased