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Root, Spot and Fido user accounts

Puppy Linux typically is a single user OS. The single user is run as the root account with full privileges. This is equivalent to being the administrator in Windows. That is there is no file a user can't modify (unless its read only) and no command that is prohibited.

It has been argued that running as root is not significantly less secure that running with other user accounts with less privileges.

Some Puppy versions also come with spot and/or fido accounts that don't have root privileges. They can be used to run browser and other networking software to add an extra level of security.

Also on the Wiki
MultiUser - Puppy versions set up for more than one user
AttackPup - Puppy for network testing
penetration testing - network testing
Privacy - Keeping your information private
WatchDog - Puppy for securing your home

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