Real User

/rē(-ə)l yü-zər/

n. 1. A commercial user. One who is paying *real* money for his computer usage.

2. A non-hacker. Someone using the system for an explicit purpose (a research project, a course, etc.) other than pure exploration.

See user.

Hackers who are also students may also be real users.

"I need this fixed so I can do a problem set. I'm not complaining out of randomness, but as a real user."

See also luser.