Managing Users


Linux was designed from the ground up to be a multiuser system. When powerful Linux machines are deployed in huge data centers, they are capable of serving hundreds, if not thousands, of users at the same time. In a more domestic setting, such as when Ubuntu is installed on a desktop PC, multiuser means that several family members can have their own login on the PC. They’ll get their own desktop environment that is separate from that of the other users and their own file storage area away from the eyes of everyone else (except the root user).


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