Originally Posted by Paul_s
In principle a very good idea.
In reality - useless - most users just click 'Yes' and allow everything and anything to install.
(it's only really good as a fail safe for people who know how to use a computer and accidently download something bad).
"Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard"
of course this is why you shouldn't give people admin privileges if they don't know what they're doing...
Originally Posted by Megol
User space/kernel space is one kind of division. Allowing different processes (Unix term) accessing different things is another.
but it would just be the same thing with different terminology. The implementation details would be the same. Call them "modes" instead of "users" or whatever, "multi-user" doesn't require that the different accounts actually belong to different people. Of course that is an obvious and natural use of the technology.