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Take Control of Users & Accounts in Tiger by Kirk McElhearn

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Chapter . Introduction

Apple has done an excellent job of hiding many of Mac OS X’s Unix underpinnings, so Unix-related features such as preemptive multitasking make the Mac work better than ever before, without drawing attention to themselves. But other aspects of that Unix foundation do affect the way we work in important and noticeable ways; for example, Unix brings a full multi-user operating system to OS X, which means that each person who wishes to use the Mac must use it while logged into an account.

This ebook goes much further than just telling you how to set up and configure user accounts. I cover the different types of accounts, how to limit the capabilities of certain accounts, and what you need to know about Fast User Switching. I ...

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