Managing users in Ubuntu

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As you notice from day to day use of Ubuntu, most tasks are easily accomplished. We have a useful article for those interested in an introduction to Ubuntu. But what happens when you're ready to expand your use of Ubuntu to include new applications, or connect to a home network and add new users?

This brief guide shares the key steps necessary to create and manage other users, helps clarify some essential differences with other flavors, and provides tips regarding "root" user. Perhaps most importantly, these steps help empower the use of your Ubuntu system to become far more than just another desktop PC.

Understanding users in Ubuntu

The security and usefulness of your Ubuntu system depends a good deal on what you do to enable users and their privileges. Without falling into the minutia and the mundane, it is important to at least understand how users are handled in the Ubuntu GNU/Linux environment.

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