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Mac OS® X Lion™ on Demand by Steve Johnson - Perspection, Inc.

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17. Maintaining Your Computer

What You’ll Do

Download and Install Software

Automate Software Updates

Open Compressed Files

Compress and Uncompress Files and Folders

Use Application Services

Understand Disk File Systems

Format and Copy a Disk

Fix Disk Problems

Optimize a Disk

Start Your Computer From a Mac OS Disk

Migrate Information Between Macs

Monitor System Activities

View System Messages with the Console

View System Information

Force a Restart

Introduction

Once you’ve bought your Macintosh computer, installed the operating system and all your applications, it’s important to be able to keep all that software up-to-date; especially the operating system software. With the consistent updates that Apple is making to the operating system, Mac ...

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