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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: mantronix on Apr 07, '08 05:26:41PM

This is not a good solution. Problems in general, including permissions problems -- if they really are in fact permissions problems -- are caused by users running as admin and installing every "Mississippi GoFaster" app they come across. The problem is that various InputManagers, kernel extensions, miscellaneous hacks, and unnecessary commercial software, etc., gets installed by users who have no idea what files they are about to put in their Macs. They're all disguised as Stuff You Really Need On Your Mac, but the vast majority of this software is junk, and you pay the price with decreased system reliability.

You should have your user account as a Standard account. You should have a separate account that is an Administrator account. Don't use your Mac as an administrator all the time. When you need to do a system upgrade, log out, then log in as your Administrator account.

Stay away from all the Safts, PithHelmets, kexts, etc.

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