Am new to macs (5 days old) and I've read that using a regular account seperate from the admin account is supposedly the right thing to do. I've done all of that but on trawling the net for info, I've found contradicting reports on installing 3rd party apps. Some say that these should be installed from the admin account whereas others insist that it should be done from a regular user account. My questions are: 1. If I do install from the regular account, will these programs be usable only by me and not by other users? In this case will installing as admin install the program for everybody using the iMac? 2. If I install as regular, do I need to change the ownership of all the programs I install to the admin? In that case, does this sound right? - Me: read System: read & write Admin: read & write Someone please help (if any of that made sense)!! Thanx.