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Chapter 12. Accounts and Security > Introducing Accounts

12.1. Introducing Accounts

Like the Unix under its skin (and also like Windows XP and Windows 2000), Mac OS X is designed from the ground up to be a multiple-user operating system. A Mac OS X machine can be configured so that everyone must log in—click or type her name and type in a password—when the computer turns on. And you're doing so, you discover the Macintosh universe just as you left it, which includes these elements:

  • Your documents, files, and folders

  • Your preference settings in every program you use; Web browser bookmarks; desktop picture; screen saver; language choice; icons on the desktop and in the Dock; and so on

  • Email accounts, including personal information and mailboxes.

  • Your personally installed programs and fonts.

  • Your choice of programs that launch automatically at startup.


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