which usr should I use?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by feyn-man, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    I'm the only one to use my laptop. So does I need use some other user without administrate permission in my daily using of macbook?
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    It's always more secure to always operate the computer under a standard user account. That way you won't accidentally mess up system files or hypothetically download and install viruses etc.

    Pros for doing it: It's easy to setup another user, you can always still install from the standard user knowing the admin name and password, and you will have two accounts to check against one another in case some program acts up, and as stated before is more secure.

    Cons: None

    Basically it all depends on you - it seems to me that some people are real power freaks that can't let themselves be downgraded to standard users:rolleyes:, but you really don't lose any control over your computer.
     
  3. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really don't care that let me 'be downgraded to standard users'. :)
    But I'm just a kind of person that hardly accept a little chaos, even an additional account fold in the disk if it is no used.
    So I will clean reinstall the system today.
     

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