Guest session and guest user accounts in Ubuntu

UbuntuIf you are reading this article on a Ubuntu-powered computer, odds are that it is your computer. Whether it is a notebook, netbook, or a standard desktop, it is your computer. Ok, it could be owned by another entity, but for simplicity's sake, let us just say it is your computer. You log in with a username and password, and all the data belongs to you. Occasionally, you might want to give a friend or family member access to your computer, but do not trust them enough with your login information. What do you do? You have two options:
  1. Use Ubuntu's Guest Session feature
  2. Create a guest account for the friend or family member
We will explore these two choices in detail. First with the Guest Session Feature. Note: This tutorial was written for Ubuntu 10.10, but every step involved is still valid for managing guest session and guest user accounts in Ubuntu 11.04. ...