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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 36. Maintaining Your System

In this chapter, you learn some maintenance tips that will help keep your computer running smoothly and keep your files safe. Because Apple frequently releases critical security updates and patches that should be installed quickly, we’ll talk first about automating system software updates. Then, we’ll discuss the importance of backing up your files so that you won’t lose all your hard work and important data in the event of system disruption. Finally, we’ll check out a built-in tool for monitoring the effort expended by your system.

Automating Software Updates

Mac OS X allows you to receive software updates from Apple over the Internet, so you don’t have to go looking for the updates to the operating system or ...

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