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

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Lesson 19. Application Installation

Goals

• Install applications from the Mac App Store

• Understand application support and security issues

• Use traditional installation methods

People use computers because they want to run applications, not operating systems. Most users don’t care about the technologies underneath as long as the applications they want run smoothly. This is why, despite the growing popularity of Macs, non-Mac users are apprehensive about switching. It cannot be ignored that there are many applications that run only on Windows-based computers.

Yet many Mac-only applications tempt non-Mac users because they represent the best solutions available. For several years now, Apple has held a strong lead on media creation applications ...

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