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Mona Nomura
Do you let other people use your computer? I don't.
nope. - Carlos Ayala
Hellz nah! No one touches my Mac. They can use my PC desktop though - Shevonne
I don't even like my family touching mine. And I have ZERO porn. - Mona Nomura from IM
My work laptop? No...My desktop? My fiance can use that. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Not if I can possibly help it. Computer = my job, so if someone horses around with it and hoses it up, I'm royally screwed. - FFing Enigma
There's no one here who would want/need to use it. Akiva has plenty of his own and Audrey can't type yet. - Rochelle
They wouldn't want to use my laptop after finding out where I've used it. :) - Morton Fox
Not very often. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
I don't like it. But it happens. - Yolanda
I cringe when anyone gets near my computer. - Mona Nomura
Not anymore. - Rob Diana
Uh oh. Bad experience, Rob? - Mona Nomura
This is why both my kids have their OWN computers! There are now 7 computers in this house (where either 2 or 4 people live), including my two work machines. :-) - Ordinarybug Heather
I have no problem with it, actually. Seem to be the only one :S - Iphigenie
I set up a separate account for my girlfriend, but that's mostly because booting into mine invokes a bunch of startup programs and custom settings that she has no need for. - Eric P
Only family, otherwise don't like if someone else uses it. - Neya
Not really. - Alisha
Not even family. Don't you hate it when they use your browser and mess up your tabs? - Mathieu Ayel
I share with the wife. Need to remedy that. - Damien Franco
never, not even my wife - sean percival
I let everyone in our family use my MacBook all the time. - Thomas Hawk
I've got my kids stuff set up though on Safari so they don't do too much damage to my Firefoxy. - Thomas Hawk
this is the first time in 4 days that i have managed to have the laptop for more than abou 10 mins! never letting people use it again lol - ♥ Stephiepooos ♥
my wife gets malware, love her, but she has a bad habit clicking OK buttons. we are a windows family so we obv. are more at risk for malware/fighting because a computer is broke. - sean percival
I generally prefer not to, but I have let my cousin use my laptop when she's over (mainly because she's been debating buying a Mac and wanted to check mine out). - Lola Bean (Penguin)
My desktop at home, yes. But my laptop no. It's the one I use most and has all my important stuff on it. If I leave my son with his father for the weekend and they stay at our house, I take the computer with me. - Just Mrs. V
I don't like to, but I don't really have a choice. - Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
nope. it's like letting someone use your toothbrush: very unsanitary. .LOLz - .LAG liked that
Yea! I let my boyfriend all the time cause he will fix them for me! - Brandy Lea
just my wife, but she uses her own mostly. - Alan Le
Almost never... and only if absolutely necessary. - Herb Hernandez
nope =)) - AlpB.
I do but I don't like it - Manuela
I have a stand-by notebook lying around for anybody who wants to use one. Somebody using my mbp makes me uncomfortable - I hover. - The Fat Oracle
No. I'd let people that I trust use it, but my setup is so customized that no one can figure it out anyway. - Nathan Howell
yes, people used to get confused on my pc, with all the custom tools, but recenly it has become pretty barebones and standard again. - Iphigenie
I do, but only relatives and friends - Martin Liechti
NOOOOOoooooooooo - Susan Beebe
Not if there is any other options. - Grant Bierman
Nuh uh! - Great Scott! Snow!
NOPE - Shey
Yes. Mostly because he's really cute and has sex with me. -
LOL! @ Jilly - Brandy Lea
Nope. Everyone has their own. I have old spares in the closet just in case of a computing emergency. - Anthony K. Valley ©
I guess @Jilly is lucky is "lucky"! : D - Kyle from twhirl
Nope - Sally Church
Very often when I'm in Kansas. ;-) -
Only my wife, but she wants no part of it, so in practice no one - Deepak Singh
Only when necessary... there's a reason why everyone in my house has his/her own computer (or two). I hate it when Tad uses mine and closes all my FireFox tabs... Thank goodness for the Session Manager extension. - Lindsay
Depends on who these "other people" are. - Jordan Hofker
Its a home business computer, but i get annoyed even when my wife uses it. Mainly because it means I have to wait or find something else to do. - Alistair (alpinefolk)
Not much of a point. Everyone I know has their own laptop. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
I'm the only one who uses my computer but have no problem with others using it. My laptop in the other room is used by everyone. - Kol Tregaskes
Yes. - "Joey"
Desktop: No way. It's pretty well personalized that a lot of people can't find their way around anyway. Tablet: From time to time. I let my sister borrow it for a week to do some sketching. Eee901: I let people play with it. Girls think it's cute. - Brooks Bishop from Two Fedoras
I have no choice, I use a family computer, so I have to share. But when I have my own computer I will not let anyone use it. - Colide81 (James)
Begrudgingly, under their own login! - Sarah Perez
Most of the time no, but don't get asked by people that often. - Richard A.
No, never. - Christian (Simply X)
Letting people use your computer is like letting people use your wallet. - Dave Winer
Nope. If it's necessary, I log out and log them in under the guest account. Trust no one. - Jeremy Brooks
I struggle with this.. my wife likes to use my home desktop. I bought her a laptop, got her a nice desk as close as mine is, desktop mouse.. still likes to use mine. I might put a new password on it since the hints don't seem to be working. Am I being a jerk? - Andrej Kyselica
Yes, with a very restricted user account (basically, internet only). - Jennifer Dittrich
I let people use my computer....as I watch intently over their shoulder...LOL. EDIT: My desktop has always been off limits to anyone. Unless you have the only accessible computer, there is nothing wrong with locking everyone out of it. It's YOUR computer. They can use THEIR computer. - Rahsheen
no way - Elvira
Depends on who it is and why they're using it. But I had an ex that used to take my laptop and start using it and not understand why it bothered me that he would use it without asking. Had he asked me, I might not have minded so much but the fact that he didn't made me hate it. - Tamara, #TeamMarina
Desktop, yes. Laptop, no. - David Cook
Yup! We have different accounts. :D - Randy
Nope. - Lisa L. Seifert
When asked, but hardly ever. - Rodfather
Not really, mainly because my computer scares and confuses people (screenshots: http://friendfeed.com/e... ), and besides...most people can't use my vertical mouse. The only person that is comfortable with the layout of my desktop is my daughter (hers is similar), but even she can't use my mouse. - April Russo
Only if they can touchtype dvorak ;) - mjc
No. We have an iMac that we all can use, I have a MBP and I bought my hubby a MB Air so he wouldn't touch my stuff! (I, however, am allowed to use the Air :P ) - Penny
Yes, but I'm such a freak about it (make them login under secure guest acct) that they don't ask twice. - Abbas Haider Ali
I don't like people logging on EVEN with guest accounts - I think it's cuz SO many people don't wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Gross. - Mona Nomura
Depends :) - انجل
It annoys me when people think they can just sit at my computer and use it. I also can't stand using other peoples computers. They are Personal! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Sacred. Just like my phone - or any electronics for that matter. You touch you DIE. - Mona Nomura
Only in extreme circumstances, like when the GF needs to check e-mails or somethin' - Sean Dunn
Not even then - you touch. You DIE!! - Mona Nomura
sometimes my wife, but i cringe when she does. it is my livelihood after all. - cjmart
Nope, I but don't have a choice... My bro needs it for school. - Ron
nada. - vijay
Yes. My daughters - LPH™ and his dog P™
I have multiple computers so that visitors do not have to use my main ones. - MiniMage
Thats what I do normally, I have a second "public" computer set up for the others. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Only my laptop, only at work, only when it's very necessary and only if I'm running Linux. Otherwise (or the desktop), no, sorry. Too much potential for unforgivable error. - Jack&Cleo
Oh my god. I never let ANYone touch my Linux machine - are you CRAZY? - Mona Nomura from fftogo
no. not anyone. period. - Karoli
nope, unless it's an emergency. - imabonehead
No way - Justin Yost
Not even with an emergency - I look stuff up fir them... - Mona Nomura from fftogo
One time I had a fresh Linux install on when a friend stopped by, I had Fluxbox on there. He asked if he could use it so I said ok. He had no idea what to do. That was a little fun. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Joe, ha that's awesome....should have left it on the CLI to see what they would have done lol - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
I wanted to have a laugh at his expense, not watch him get confused and smash my computer to bits with his confused fists. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
no way, when I used to allow people...something would always go wrong. I have now been problem free for several years. - Rajiv Doshi
Only people who use mine are fussier than me so I don't mind :) - Nicola Quinn
Yes, but I create a guest account for them, first - Özkan Altuner
If you let someone into your house you can let them use your computer, sayz me. - Kostantinos Koukopoulos
yes, I created a guest account with no install rights - Olivier
Not any more, I have another one for guests. - Michael Fidler
NEVER!!! - MAS
I do - Joe Dawson
Hell to-tha NO! - Brad Williamson
No no no....I have my computer and a seperate computer for the kids to trash. - John Flynn
No, no, no ... but they can use the one in the guest bedroom (junk room) - Kate Foy
Not this computer. I mean, I prefer to give them access to the ones I'm not sitting on all day. - Tamar Weinberg
Other than my wife, no way - I have a very weird thing about people using my computer... - Adam Bullied
nooooooooooooooooooo - Jorg Jansen
NO! - frankiecarl
I have an old laptop I set up as a guest computer. I don't care if they mess it up as long as they stay off of my machines. - amygeek