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Is there any way you could revive Guest Sessions in a future LTS distro? Guest sessions are good security - they give me just enough power to do what I need to do on a daily basis without risking my system. In short, Guest sessions save me from myself. I had upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04, gotten a problem I couldn't fix and was all to happy to wipe and rebuild my hard drive and return to 16.04. I can't be the only one who feels this way.

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Is there any way you could revive Guest Sessions in a future LTS distro?

You seem to believe we can get this back into a distribution but we are just users (except for a couple of people that are also employees of Canonical).

And if you want it back: install LightDM.

sudo apt install lightdm 
sudo gedit /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-disable-guest.conf 

allow-guest needs to be set to true. Reboot the computer and pick lightdm at the login screen.

Do read the wiki page CustomizeGuestSession and the discussion on removing guest accounts.

Before you start using it: Guest Account is NOT secure: the data from normal users on the system is not secure from the guest. The same goes for the data from the guest. And the guest can view system files.

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