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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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Appendix DAssorted Tips andTricks

Regular Operating System Maintenance

Your Macintosh is a computer, and computers, like cats, tend to bite you when you refuse to pay attention to them. No matter how much buzz you hear about systems that never have to be shut down and that never fail, you just know that your experience will not be like that. You are correct—it won’t be, unless you regularly follow some maintenance procedures to make sure the computer is keeping its nose clean.

But what maintenance is proper and when should you do it? Apple’s own resources are relatively vague about the periodic maintenance techniques that will keep the whole system happy. Partially, this is because the Mac OS does many of the tasks. Mac OSX is built on a UNIX ...

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