Re: Login or Logon

Subject: Re: Login or Logon
From: "David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 10:24:52 -0800

Svi Ben-Elya wrote:
> When should I use the term "login" and when should I use the
> term "logon?"

You'll get a lot of different opinions, but I always think of
"logging in" to a software system and "logging on" to a hardware
system. There are no hard and fast rules. It's probably a
matter of personal preference and house style. Your choice is
often affected by the UI, if it's already in place.

Both terms, "login" and "logon," are nouns (as in "Enter your
login and password"). The verb forms are "log in" and "log on"
(as in "Log on to AOL and see what's new" or "Log in to SourceSafe
and see what's old").


David M. Brown - Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com

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