Apple has issued a Tech Info Library (TIL) article warning owners of new PowerBook (FireWire) machines not to install the Password Security control panel. Although the control panel shipped with Mac OS 8.6 (it isn’t included by default on laptops installed with Mac OS 9), copying it from another machine for use on a PowerBook (FireWire) can result in damaged or lost data. Apple recommends that owners use the password feature found in the Multiple Users control panel. (See "Major Features in Mac OS 9" in TidBITS 503 for more on working with Multiple Users.)
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