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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Appendix F. Users and Accounts

If you’ve ignored the whole user account thing up until now and feel practically illiterate when you run into Fonts folder pathnames, or references to setting up a separate account to test your font problems, relax: it’s simpler than you think.

Mac OS X is designed as a shared system, serving the needs—and preserving the privacy—of more than one user, whether the users are various employees or a few family members. If you’re the sole user, you have to put up with some nonsense that’s a result of the shared-Mac approach, with multiple places to store (and misplace) things, folders that seem to have the same names, and the concept of having an account on your Mac—an account with an administrator, who, in all likelihood, ...

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