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A personal computer pre-configured for users' privacy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014284D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a personal┬Ěcomputer that has predefined user IDs suitable for family use. Each user ID has its own private folder where he/she can store each private document, pictures, mails, digital IDs, favorite WEB site addresses, cached WEB files and etc. And those files and folders are protected from other users' access.

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A personal computer pre-configured for users' privacy

Disclosed is a personal┬Ěcomputer that has predefined user IDs suitable for family use. Each user ID has its own private folder where he/she can store each private document, pictures, mails, digital IDs, favorite WEB site addresses, cached WEB files and etc. And those files and folders are protected from other users' access.

Here is an example list of the predefined user IDs.

user name prevelige private folder --------- --------- ------------------------------------ Papa normal user C:\Documents and Settings\Papa Mama normal user C:\Documents and Settings\Mama Officer administrator C:\Documents and Settings\Officer BigBird normal user C:\Documents and Settings\BigBird Elmo normal user C:\Documents and Settings\Elmo GrandPa normal user C:\Documents and Settings\GrandPa GrandMa normal user C:\Documents and Settings\GrandMa Friend guest user C:\Documents and Settings\Friend ---------- ---------- ------------------------------------

Operationally, it is possible for a user to configure his/her computer manually with this setting after he/she purchased it. But it is generally believed that the most of novice users typically found in the consumer/home market area can not do it by themselves. So, this type of personal computer will satisfy the users' needs for their privacy protection.

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