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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  21

Common Mac OS X Maintenance

Mac OS X tends to do a pretty good job of taking care of itself; however, there are a few things that occasionally need attention or that Mac OS X leaves up to you to take care of. The issues that we will cover in this chapter include the following:

  • Disk setup and maintenance
  • Font management

Disk Setup and Maintenance

NOTE: The most important thing about hard disks is that they will all fail in time. Sometimes it is a slow death where they start making a loud clicking that gets progressively worse until they just stop working; other times there is no warning. If you want to keep your data, back it up. Buy an external hard drive (or two) and use Time Machine or some other utility. Really. As the saying ...

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