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I normally use the term "login" with most of my
documents; however, it appears that I may have been
wrong all this time.
How common is "log on" for your folks?
Microsoft MOS says:
"Do not use log in, login, log onto, log off of,
logout, sign off, or sign on."
In general computer usage, logon is the procedure used
to get access to an operating system or application,
usually in a remote computer. Almost always a logon
requires that the user have (1) a user ID and (2) a
password. Often, the user ID must conform to a limited
length such as eight character and the password must
contain at least one digit and not match a natural
language word. The user ID can be freely known and is
visible when entered at a keyboard or other input
device. The password must be kept secret (and is not
displayed as it is entered). A similar procedure,
called registration, is required to enter some Web
Logon is also used as a modifier as in "logon
procedure." The verb form is two words: to log on.
In UNIX-based operating systems, logon is called
login. The procedure is called "the login procedure."
and the verb form is: to log in.
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