When it comes to changing your login password, you have two options. The first is to use the Users & Groups tool on the System ^ Administration menu. When it starts, click the Unlock button, then highlight your username in the list and click Properties. In the Password section of the dialog box that appears, type the new password in the User password and then the Confirmation text boxes. Then hit OK. The changes take effect immediately.
The alternative (and less involved) is to open a terminal prompt and type passwd. Type your old password, and then type the new password twice. If there are other users on the system you can change their password here too—just type sudo passwd username, replacing username with their username. Note that you won't be prompted to type the old password first in this case.
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