12. Upgrading Your MacBook Hardware and Software


In this chapter, you learn how to upgrade the built-in capabilities of your MacBook’s hardware and software, including

• Upgrading the built-in memory

• Replacing the factory hard drive

• Using external storage devices

• Upgrading Snow Leopard

• Adding new software

• Finding useful software for your MacBook


It’s amazing how quickly “more than I’ll ever use” becomes “less than I need.” Even though your MacBook came with at least a gigabyte of memory and more than 100 gigabytes of storage, chances are you’ll eventually need more. Many MacBook models’ internal memory and hard drives ...

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