So my friend recently installed osx on his computer. He was paranoid about registering with apple so he entered a bunch of bogus info and told it not to register with apple. When osx finally started up he was now know as bob bob. and the computer was bob bob's computer and his short name was bobbob. well this drove him nots and he came to me for help. we changed the computer name in the sharing preference. changed his user name in users. but the short name is grayed out. even after logging in as root the short name for bob is grayed out. Anyone know how to change a user's short name in osx? my friend now hates bob and osx, and will probably return osx because hes so frustrated with it right now. he also had some other pretty big problems. all of this just convinces me even more that osx is not ready for average users. for advanced users its fine. we dont even think about most of the stuff we do. but mac os has lost a lot of its user friendlyness and intuitiveness. seems like apple is trying to attract pc users by making it more pc like and in the process they are making it a lot harder to use. i didnt realize after all these months of using osx how difficult it is to do anything if you are an average user. i never even tried to do things like change my short name so i didnt think that not being able to do something so simple would drive someone so nuts.