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Comment Don't mix logins or desktops (Score 1) 480

If you use your PC for both work and non-work activities, or anything else like that, one way to keep yourself from distracting yourself is to maintain separate logins.

For example, I have a desktop PC in my home office that I use for both work and for pleasure/gaming/etc. It's usually running Windows 7. I maintain two independent desktop logins - one for work, one for non-work. In this way when I'm on the clock for work, my whole environment says it's work time. That cool web site I was reading last night? The bookmark for it is on the other desktop; I can't see it from here. When I finish work at 5pm or whatever, I switch desktops, and now all my work-related stuff is invisible again. Likewise I have separate mailboxes and domain names, separate logins on my Linux box, ... it's as if I'm two complete people. I find this helpful to avoid distractions.

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