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Oct 15, 2001, 02:04 PM
 
I need some advice I have to password protec my powerbook. I don't want to use Multiple Users for this, because I'm the only user of my PowerBook, howerver I do need to protect my data while I'm away from by PB.
Any suggestions?
I would preffer something that is not screensaver related..that can be overided by restarting the PB.
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Oct 15, 2001, 05:29 PM
 
What exactly do you need it to do? Well couldnt you just get a screensaver program but also password protect on startup? Doesnt Mac os have something built-in in powerbooks to use passwords on startup?
     
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Oct 15, 2001, 05:32 PM
 
     
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Oct 15, 2001, 06:40 PM
 
Sorry to interrupt you're topic, but I just want to say that multiple users suck, it's one of the most buggy applications ever. Some time ago I had a friend who closed himself out of the computer, he forgot all the passwords he just entered (stupid, but it happened). I just had to start from a disk and delete all the preferences (I may have deleted some other stuff to, I can't remember anymore) of multiple users. So if you want to be safe, don't use the crap!
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Oct 15, 2001, 06:47 PM
 
caifara, you make a good case FOR multiple users.
i use it to protect my pismo powerbook, works great.
set it up for one user, keep it simple!
works perfectly, there when i wake from sleep...

i WANT it to be hard to get thru...
that's the whole idea...
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
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Oct 16, 2001, 08:35 AM
 
Password Protection for PowerBook is only for those that use SCSI disks.
And I agree with all that say that Multple Users is crap, it is!!
Thanks Cyber, that's what I was looking for.
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