10. Multiple Users

OS X is designed to be a multiple-user system. This means that different individuals can log in and use an OS X computer.

Each user can install his own applications, configure his own desktop, and save his own documents. User files and setup are kept private. When each user logs in to the computer with his account, he can access only the files that belong to him or are shared.

This chapter explains how to use OS X as a multiple-user system.


Using a multiple-user operating system doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your computer all to yourself. You can set up just one user—you.


Chapter 3 provides some additional information ...

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