Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope

User may refer to any of the following:

Computer user

1. Alternatively called an end user, a user is any individual who is not involved with supporting or developing a computer or service. For example, you are the end-user of the computer you are using when you call technical support for help.

Generic types of users

Computer users can be broken up into the following groups based on how experienced the computer user is with a computer.

  • Advanced user, hardcore user or power user - A user with advanced knowledge about computers software and hardware that require no assistance.
  • Casual user or regular user - A user who has some computer experience and can navigate and use the computer without much assistance.
  • Basic user, beginner, novice, or newbie - A user who started using a computer and requires lots of assistance.

Specific types of computer users

A computer user can also be broken up into any of the following more specific types of computer users based on how they use the computer.

2. A user is another name of an account capable of logging into a computer or service. For example, people who log into the Computer Hope forums are considered a user or member. Any computer, service, or program with multiple accounts uses user accounts that give each user their personal permissions, settings, and other data not accessible to other users.

3. An FTP command that sends user information to the remote computer.

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