Lesson 3. File Systems

Time

This lesson takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Goals

Recognize the various file systems supported by Mac OS X

Understand and manage file ownership and permissions

Use graphical and command-line file system management utilities

Although personal computer processor speed has increased around one-thousandfold since the first Mac was introduced in 1984, storage capacity has easily increased a million times over. Compare 1984’s 400 KB floppy to today’s average desktop drive at 500 GB, which is roughly equivalent to 524,288,000 KB, or 1.4 million 400 KB floppies. Apple has taken advantage of this tremendous growth in storage by pioneering the Mac as the center of your media hub. Customers have responded by moving thousands ...

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