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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 15. System Resources

Goals

• Explore and understand the OS X file layout

• Discover common system files, their location, and their purpose

• Manage font resources

It is not unusual for an OS X system volume to contain well over 100,000 folders and 500,000 files just to support the operating system and its applications. As you can imagine, the number of items in a user’s home folder varies widely, depending on the user, but even the most frugal of users will have thousands of items in his home folder. With this many files on hand, attempting to explore and fully comprehend the OS X file layout may seem like a monumental task. To the contrary: the OS X system files have been streamlined and reorganized into an easy-to-understand layout ...

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