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Take Control of Users & Accounts in Tiger by Kirk McElhearn

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Chapter . Choose an Account Strategy

The number of accounts you set up depends not only on how many users you have, but how you want to work with your Mac. Here’s how I recommend setting up accounts for several different scenarios.

Single User Mac

Even if you’re the only person who uses your Mac, I recommend that you create one or two additional accounts for security and troubleshooting.

Set up a standard account for everyday work

If you work alone on your Mac, consider setting up a standard account that you’ll use under almost all circumstances. This may seem strange, since only administrators can install software or change certain preferences. But if you need to do these tasks, you always have the option of authenticating as an administrator by ...

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