What Is User In Computing, Windows, Linux, Google?
User is an entity which has the right to use some resources, applications, equipment, process or system. Operating systems and applications generally have users to authorize and authenticate their actions. Also, users are used to storing data personally in a private area like Home or Users.
Linux is an operating system and it has users to use the system resources via the operating system. Linux has
root user which has Administrator rights to change everything in Linux.
root user files are stored in the
/root path where the only root can access these files and folders.
A normal Linux user may have whatever name he wants except
root. In this case, we can see the user
ismail home directory with the
Windows operating systems have also users for resources management.
Administrator is the highest level user where other users may have the same level of rights as some action. With modern Windows operating systems like Windows 10, the Administrator-level users are created after installation and no Administrator user is created by default. Below we can see that
İsmail Baydan is the Administrator user. We can use net user command with the user name to list user information from the command line like below.
Windows User directories are stored in the system partition where Windows is installed. This is generally the first partition of the system named
C:\Users directory like below.
Google users are used to login and store private information for all Google services like
Search, Youtube, Gmail, Google Drive, Contacts, Android etc. As we can see below there is a lot of information about a Google User like
- SecurityAccount Storage