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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 33. Sharing Your Computer with Multiple Users

As you know from previous chapters, Mac OS X is a true multiuser operating system because everyone who works on the computer has a separate, private area in which to store personal files. Although you don’t have to use the multiuser capabilities of your Mac, they affect the system’s structure, which may require special attention, in terms of both their benefits and problems.

Understanding User Accounts

In a multiuser system, everyone who works on the computer can have a separate account in which to store personal files. In practice, that means when one user saves a document to the desktop, it does not appear on the desktop that the other users see. Also, each person can set system preferences ...

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