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Discussion on: What is key to a great home office setup?

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Simon Massey

I think what is meant is a second user/login to windows/macos/linux. The idea is that you can turn down the noise of notifications by switching accounts so you can more easily separate work from home life. This applies to BYOD. When you use company/client hardware there is no such need and typically you are not an administrator of the laptop so cannot add a personal user for social computing.

I have both situations. On my own personal macbook I have two users. The first is my personal login for hobbies and social. I then have a separate user where I have the work of a start up I am involved with. I also have a client supplied windows laptop for my current primary contract gig. That laptop is completely locked down with only their work on it to connect to their networks over vpn and remains the clients property to be returned after the gig.

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Michael Lustig -

Cool idea to separate users spaces. I think I might try that...

Only downside I could possibly see if wanting to use a tool setup perhaps for work in one space in another for tinkering or grokking or whatnot. Global install should solve that though and it’s not as if these tools are too terribly difficult to setup...