Research on relevant art for user switching

What is Fast User Switching?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_User_Switching

Simultaneously supporting multiple user desktop sessions and quickly and easily switching between them.

Relevant Art

GNU/Linux

Historically, this is fairly limited.

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GNU/Solaris

Historically, this is fairly limited. Virtual consoles are only supported on x86 from what I can tell.

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GNU/FreeBSD

Historically, this is fairly limited.

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Darwin / OS X

The login screen does not play a central role. Once the first user is logged in, switching may be controlled from a menu on the bar at the top of the screen. Authentication occurs within the current desktop session.

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Windows XP

The login screen plays a central role. All user selection and authentication occurs at the login screen.

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Windows Vista

Same as XP?

More information

The Fedora Plans for fast user switching are described here.

Projects/GnomeScreensaver/UserSwitchingResearch (last edited 2013-11-21 23:31:22 by WilliamJonMcCann)