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The single Apple-certified e-book on Mac OS X, this complete reference takes help technicians and ardent Mac clients deep inside of their working platforms, overlaying every thing from networking applied sciences to method management, customizing the working method, command-line programming, and extra. Keyed to the training pursuits of the Apple Helpdesk expert certification examination, the teachings during this self-paced quantity function an ideal complement to Apple's personal education category and a prime primer for laptop help team of workers who have to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as a part of their jobs. Self-quizzes and bankruptcy checks make stronger the data won alongside the way in which.

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The following table discusses the pros and cons of the three installation methods. -Erase Mac HD i - Update MacHD ! I $ 18 Installation Installation mpe Options Pros Cons Erase and Install Provides a clean installation. Allows you to reset partitions. Can install on any partition. All data on selected partition will be erased. Update Installer will update Mac OS X 1 0 . 0 or ~ later, maintaining preferences, fonts, applications, and files. Requires that Max OS X 1 0 . 0 ~ or later is installed.

Later, you can manually install any needed packages from those CDs. Once installation has begun, the Installer shows the percentage completed. The time required to complete the installation depends upon the options chosen and the speed of your Macintosh computer and its optical drive. If the screen goes blank during the installation process, press any key. Do not interrupt the process, lest the computer be left inoperable with only a partially installed operating system. This is why it's important to ensure laptops are plugged into working AC outlets during installation.

5 Repeat the previous steps to create a second user account for Warren Peece. Enter warren for both the Short Name and Password. Creating an Administrator User At this point you have at least one administrator user account (Apple Admin) and two normal user accounts (Laura Smith and Warren Peece). Typically a computer will have one administrator user account with several normal user accounts. However, you may find it useful to create additional administrator accounts. The following steps walk you through the creation of an additional administrator user account: 1 In Accounts preferences, click the Add User button, and enter the following information: b Name: MacOSXAdmin b Short Name: macosx b Password: macosx b Verify: macosx If other users have access to your Macintosh, it's prudent to use a different password than the one suggested in this book NOTE b 2 Click the Picture button and select a picture.

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