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smeezekitty 10-07-2009 03:05 PM

why do they assume?
 
why is it windows and especally linux assumes you have multiusers
i have never used mu functionality and never will.

Tux-Slack 10-07-2009 03:15 PM

What would you say if all OSs had only single user capabilities and you would need to add another user, then find out, you need a new partition and a completely new OS for another user?
So you don't use it...but many others do. I don't see the problem or drawback of this "functionality".

P.S: you can bootup Linux in single user mode.

MS3FGX 10-07-2009 03:16 PM

Not sure that this question really even deserves a response, but Linux is based on Unix, which was designed in a time when one person could never possibly own his own computer. Computers were shared between hundreds, if not thousands, of users.

Just because you own your own computer doesn't mean they are going to fundamentally redesign the operating system. Not all computers are used by a single person, you realize.

pixellany 10-07-2009 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smeezekitty (Post 3711337)
why is it windows and especally linux assumes you have multiusers

Perhaps because operating systems are designed for diverse users and not just for you?

One of my primary issues in choosing and setting up a distro is how well the user switching works.

smeezekitty 10-07-2009 03:27 PM

even on shared computers i use it in single user mode

Tux-Slack 10-07-2009 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smeezekitty (Post 3711369)
even on shared computers i use it in single user mode

Just face it, there are many more users unlike you.

pixellany 10-07-2009 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smeezekitty (Post 3711369)
even on shared computers i use it in single user mode

You mean "single-user" as in "root login without password"? That's great, assuming the following:
You are the only user
There is no sensitive info on the computer--OR--you keep it securely locked up somewhere.

I hope you can accept that your situation might not be typical......

custangro 10-07-2009 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3711382)
You mean "single-user" as in "root login without password"? That's great, assuming the following:
You are the only user
There is no sensitive info on the computer--OR--you keep it securely locked up somewhere.

I hope you can accept that your situation might not be typical......

Yeah...also in "single user mode" there is not networking...or anything useful for that matter...

smeezekitty 10-07-2009 03:59 PM

i keep a firewall up and really not worried about physical access
form other peopl

pixellany 10-07-2009 04:07 PM

OK!!!!

We can accept that you have a setup that works for YOU. Has your original question been answered?

smeezekitty 10-07-2009 04:12 PM

yes

smeezekitty 10-07-2009 04:13 PM

they leave it as an option in case you want it

pixellany 10-07-2009 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smeezekitty (Post 3711423)
they leave it as an option in case you want it

Brilliant!!!


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