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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS by Brad Miser

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Lesson 9 Configuring and Managing User Accounts

In this lesson, you learn how to create and manage user accounts on your Mac. You also learn how to configure the login process and use Fast User Switching.

Understanding User Accounts

Mac OS X Lion is a multiuser operating system, which simply means it is designed to be used by multiple people on the same Mac. Like using other kinds of user accounts, to access a Lion user account, you log in to the software using a username and password. After you’re logged in, you have access to the system resources and personalization associated with that user account.

Note: Never Logged In?

It’s entirely possible that you’ve used your Mac without ever entering a username and password. That’s because Lion includes ...

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