well i got my first mac today..new mac user aswell..but i do know that apple make you type password when updatting/installing programmes to keep you safe from viruses and spyware..they make sure that YOU are using the computer not a spy =),
it doesnt annoy me(even its my first day ever using a mac)..but im using the same password for like 2years,its short and tricky..once you get used to typing your password..it wouldnt annoy you..would be very fast and easy =)
I've used the same password for about 7 years now and even though I left the password field blank it's still annoying to me.it doesnt annoy me(even its my first day ever using a mac)..but im using the same password for like 2years,its short and tricky..once you get used to typing your password..it wouldnt annoy you..would be very fast and easy =)
After your first few days you wont be installing so much software and this wont be an issue. It's a thousand times better than under Windows where any website can install 'software' without your consent. If that ever happened here, it would say "Evil website p4yp4l.c0m needs you to enter your password to make changes to your system. " Then you'd be like "password? huh? no. cancel."
You are using OS X not Windows, so keep in mind they don't function the same.
The first password I try on all my friends computers is blank..i left it blank so I don't have to enter anything everytime, i just have to hit enter....not so 'foolish' in my opinion. I don't need to worry about my neighbor breaking in and stealing all my GS-5 top secret files or anything
That's not Apple..It's Unix. Basically, when it asks for a password, it's just like using sudo in Unix. In other words, running "Super User"/Administrator priviledges on normal, everyday account. (At least, that is my understanding of it) It's there for reason and has a lot to do with why OS X doesn't have spyware/adware/virii.
There's also a program called Witch, which gives you the windows style alt-tab, it doesn't just display programs, but groups windows under programs, like this...Hold down the apple key and then press the Tab button to see all the programs running. From this menu you can also close apps by keeping the apple key pressed... each time you press tab it will switch to the next program. When the one you want to close is highlighted and with the apple button still depressed, press Q. Apple Q quits any program. The apple button and the Tilde key (the one above the tab key) makes it scroll the opposite direction.