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Why there are two users showing in uptime command results?

When I ran the uptime on my MacBookPro machine I got the following result: Last login: Thu Jun 3 14:43:40 on ttys000 Osama-Gamal-MBP-2:~ iOsama$ uptime 14:49 up 7 days, 20:10, 2 users, load ...
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How to switch users without entering password

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires ...
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Duplicate user account being created in Windows-8

Before I synced my Windows 8 Pro with Windows Live, the login screen displayed one user account that I created with my username. After sync, two accounts are being displayed, both with the same ...
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Is there a way in Linux to update the user/group properties without having to login again?

After I edit /etc/group and I add a user to groups it didn't belong to, the user will not be able to use it's newly acquired privileges unless it starts a new session. Is there a command to refresh ...
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What is the best answer for: “my Internet is not working”?

I look for work in IT Support. One of interview questions is: what would you first say if user call You and tell my Internet is not working? I think about it a lot and still don't know what is ...
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How to set up virtual users in vsftpd?

I've read this tutorial: http://howto.gumph.org/content/setup-virtual-users-and-directories-in-vsftpd/ My configuration is as follow: ---vsftpd.conf--- listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO ...
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Why does my Linux prompt show a $, instead of the login name and path?

On one of my servers, the prompt is [user@host path]...and I can actually push "tab" to auto-fill the path. But on my new Ubuntu server, it is just a dollar sign?