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Meeting Notes

April 2006 - Maintaing Your Mac

Don Ballard presenterd this topic. Below are notes

  • Leave Mac on all night periodically so that routine scripts will run
  • Do backups regularly
    • To a hard drive
    • Optical media
    • .Mac
    • USB flash keys (visit dealram.com for pricing information)
    • Other Services
  • Weekly
    • Clean caches
    • reboot system
    • Clean desktop
  • Monthly
    • Empty Trash
    • Use Disk Utility to look dor disk problems
    • Cycle laptop batteries
  • Yearly
    • Clean (remove dust from computer)
    • Remove stuff you do not need
    • Change passwords on online accounts

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