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Originally Posted by Aptmunich
Open source has EVERYTHING to do with security, but not in the sense savers means.

Theoretically if you are root then you should be able to create a new admin right?
Not just theoretically...
As root in OS X, you can do everything, just like in Linux/UNIX. This includes creating a new user with admin rights, celeting an existing user, even without having his/her password AND messing up the system, which I managed to do while playing around too much...

So be careful with what you do, but as long as you're just creating/erasing users, the system won't take any harm...
I played around with system files, resulting in Kernel Panics and happy reinstallation parties
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