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OfB.biz: Basic Lesson 1: Identities and Permissions

Dec 10, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Hurst)

[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this link. ]

"Multi-user system. What does that sound like to you? Obviously, it implies that the computer in question was designed for more than one user. If you think about it a moment longer, it implies having to log in, and having an 'account' on the machine. It implies making sure the machine recognizes you as someone who has a right to be there.

"While I am aiming this guide at the desktop user of a computer not shared with others, that misses the point. A multi-user system is still the best choice for a single-user machine. There is a special power in the multi-user system--the power to protect..."

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