I'm currently awaiting parts for my new HTPC. It will be used as my main computer. The computer I'm using now will be turned into a file server for the network.
My question is regarding my main HTPC. I've noticed over the years that many applications ask you if you want the software available to each user, or only selected ones. I think the intent is to keep 'users' (aka wife and children) from accidentally using software that could change how the computer works.
I think this could be used in a different way. For example, if I want to play the latest and greatest video game on the HTPC, I don't want my printer drivers, anti-virus, Java RTE, web-cam, etc wasting resources.
I would probably use a few 'users' such as Media, Gaming, Web, Disk Authoring.
Has anyone tried this, or know of any limitations/issues this use would have?