Downloading and Preparing Files

One of the best things about the Web is that you can download files from it. These files can be applications, graphics, MP3 files, text files, updaters, or any other file you can think of. Downloading files is simple; the only two areas that might give you some trouble are finding the files that you download and preparing them for use.

The general process for downloading and preparing files is the following:

Locate the file you want to use.
Download the file to your Mac.
Prepare the file for use by decoding and uncompressing it.


Because of Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings, this step can be a little more complicated than it has been in past versions of the OS. Fortunately, most of this time, this ...

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