So what really is the point of 'Guest User' in OSX 10.7.2 ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bajanteen212, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. bajanteen212 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    Why is it there? Only having Safari to do anything with it is very basic. Is it for security? Really, if i was a guest and had to use guest user i'd feel like i'm missing something.
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    I haven't checked into the guest account features fully yet, but if its anything like the guest account on (sorry for using a dirty word) Windows, then it basically prevents the user from saving any documents, screwing with the system, and generally screwing things up. It's primarily there for security purposes.
  3. bajanteen212 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    Oh okay, that sounds sensible. Thanks!
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    I use a laptop that is also my work computer. So the guest account is amazing, because I don't need to worry about anyone messing with all my files and settings. And it cleans itself up after every use. Very awesome feature.

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