Starting OS from scratch: Good idea to set up Admin, test, and user accounts?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Richie3000, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Richie3000 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    I once heard that if you're starting from scratch with a new OS, it's a good idea to create three accounts upon startup; an admin acct., a test acount, and your user acct. -- then, you're supposed to operate within your user account for your daily use - leaving admin and test accounts for repair/diagnosis situations...

    Any truth to this? Is this a common practice?
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA
    Separating your everyday account from the admin account is mostly for those who work from Terminal. It's common practice among my friends with Linux. I don't go changing things often enough to warrant separate user accounts for Admin & Generic Use.

    I've never heard of a Test Account before. It doesn't hurt though since you could delete it and re-add it incase something goes wrong while you're testing.

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