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Old Unix and Linux 09-27-2005   -   Original Discussion by hardesh
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Looking at user privileges from a unix perspective, there are only two kinds of users:
1. root
2. everyone else

You could give other users more privileges by adding them to different groups - but essentially there are just the two categories.