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Create a new user for high-CPU-usage apps
Authored by: makip on Sep 20, '04 10:32:03AM

I can understand why someone may want to do this for running Quake, it saves the hassle of changing screen res, colour depth and locking the trackpad. Quake isnt something you will use to create data and interact with other applications. Its a game with drastically changed and very specific environment settings.

But for PS7 or other "CPU intensive apps"? Why are you getting memory gains and CPU useage? Because when you switch user you put any processes they are running into the background. If you dont need to run those proccesses then quit them! Or you could learn how to lower their priority.

Aside from the fact that you will be having to maintain user settings over many accounts, you are also creating files with different owners and permissions. Is that worth the hassle? And swithing b/w the multiple users isnt exactly the most convienient thing for work flow.

A seperate user per application is not how the OS was designed to run. It is far less efficient in both memory and CPU to have seperate users logged in to run diffent apps.



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