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Old 02-19-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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switch user


which linux distros allow you to do the 'log off->switch user' thing that windows xp has?

having more than one person logged in at the same time on the same pc is one of the few features that has stopped me from changing OS. (actually, its probably the only *feature*, the rest of the time its familiarity with apps on Windows)

>>> forget it, after posting this there was a bit at the bottom of the page with other 'switch suer' posts. could an admin delete this post? <<

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Old 02-19-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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which linux distros allow you to do the 'log off->switch user' thing that windows xp has?
actually all linux distros can do this..........if the truth be known M$/bill gates stole this idea from unix/linux.....!
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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i used linux before winxp came out, multi-logins and individual directories for people did seem kinda linuxy

ive read about the startx -- :1 now, and that suse (the one i was favouring anyway) lets you do it in kde without command line (makes the change of OS easy for others who are going to be using this pc).
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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My Ubuntu system is setup with 3 users. ctrl-alt-fX* to switch screens---never saw **this** in XP. Everyone's setup is preserved, no logout/login.

*eg f7, f8, f9 (I'm not sure how many are possible)
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:16 PM   #5
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actually all linux distros can do this..........if the truth be known M$/bill gates stole this idea from unix/linux.....!
I actually can't think of anything that Microsoft has innovated. All they seem to do is copy other people's ideas and market them in higher volume.

On the other hand, it feels like all Linux is doing right now is playing catch-up. Trying to make all Windows based hardware and software work.
 
  


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