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Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma

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CHAPTER 29Managing Users

Linux was designed from the ground up to be a multiuser system. When it's deployed on huge mainframe computers, it's capable of serving hundreds, if not thousands, of users at the same time, provided that there are enough terminal computers for them to log in. In a more domestic setting, such as when Fedora is installed on a desktop PC, it usually means that more than one family member can have their very own account on the PC. Any files that users create will be private, and users will also get their own desktop environment that is separate from those of the other users.

Even if you're the only person using your PC, you can still take advantage of Fedora's multiuser capabilities. Consider creating user accounts for ...

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