Re: Privacy

On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 17:11 +0000, Andrew Sobala wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 10:26 -0600, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Jody, sorry, I'll try to recap succinctly:
> > 
> > -- User is running gnome or kde desktop at home, and shares the
> >    desktop with the rest of the family.
> > -- User wants to password-protect thier gnucash data sets (and/or
> >    thier word docs and or thier pornography/or whatever) so that
> >    the rest of the family (or at least the kids) don't get access.
> So what we *really* want in a star-trek solution is a good
> implementation of fast user switching, like mac os x (and windows?), and
> there won't be any problems in having everybody protect their data by
> being different users. Or are there problems with that too?

If this is possible, it'd be *really* nice.  I'm not as worried about
the password-protection of data sets (though I can empathize with the
need).  I have a 3-year-old nephew that wants to play chromium and
tuxracer all the time.  I hate logging out (same reasons as others
listed), but he always manages to get out of the game I launch for him,
close several of the windows I had up (which basically provides me with
some of the bad side-effects of logging out anyway), and then launches a
different game from the panel menu.  He's gotten really good at this,
and I don't know how to teach him to not close windows.  Sure, I can
just tell him he can't use the computer, but I would rather not be
restricted from occasionally allowing him to do so (nor do I want to be
restricted in what I have to do in order to allow him to safely play for
a few minutes).


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