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Tech Talk Thursday: Living in a One Computer Household

Does your household have only one computer that everyone shares? It’s more common than the tech geeks among us might think. In 2009, more than half of all households in the U.S. had just one computer.

If sharing a computer is part of your routine, then consider creating individual user accounts for each person who uses the computer. By doing this, everyone will be able to organize their files the way they want and have control over the way their screen looks. And don’t forget to make yourself the Administrator – this will ensure that the settings on the computer are just as you like them, and will give you ultimate control over permissions.

If you’re new to the concept, here is a useful online tutorial for both Mac and PC users one how to add individual user accounts.

Tell us: does your family share one computer? How do you manage the amount of use time each person spends?

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