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On shared computer accounts.

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  • Maybe it's down to not seeing the point of having separate devices for each person, and instead sharing the computer as a 'family' device to be used by everyone.

    That's the way my parents use their computer.

    It's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as everyone understands the arrangement.

    It probably helps that I don't wear my sysadmin hat when I'm at home. (Tech-guy hat is permanently affixed, however...)

    • Perhaps, but I don't think so: they are younger than me. I know it can work, but the downsides outweight the upsides (well in my eyes, there are no upsides).
    • It's also not about a 1:1 device:user. A family computer is fine, but the technology allows separated user account. That is what this is about.

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