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Mac OS X for Photographers by Rod Wynne-Powell

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To avoid problems with any computer system, it is essential to understand and employ some basic housekeeping procedures, and Mac OS X is no exception. In Mac OS 9.x, one of those, was regular Desktop rebuilding. Invariably the hard drives were smaller capacity, and suffered from fragmentation of the files, and of the free space, so it was necessary to ‘defrag’ the disks fairly frequently, to ensure the optimum speed from your kit.

Fortunately, Mac OS X suffers less, as it takes advantage of various mechanisms within Unix that ...

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