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Fri 13 Aug 2004

Panther 10.3.5 update & Mac OS X maintenance

Category : mac and the internet

Using combined updates
It's always been wiser to download and run the combined updater. Evidence in the past suggests it cures more ills than simply using the version downloaded by Software Update. Even if you applied the Software Update version, you can apply the Combined Updater version over it to enjoy the benefits.

Get the combined updater here.

Repairing disk permissions
This has similarly been found to cure many ills and is recommended by Apple to be run after software installations and as a regular maintenance procedure. Repair permissions before and after applying the update.

Go to Applications folder > Utilities Folder > run Disk Utility. Choose the correct hard disk and click on "Repair Permissions".

So remember, always:
1. Download the Combined Updater from Apple's software downloads page.
2. Quit all applications.
3. Repair disk permissions on your hardisk.
4. Run the combined updater package.
5. Repair disk permissions.

Regular maintenance for your mac
Regular maintenance may keep your system free of minor issues or speed compromises. The simplest thing to do is to download and periodically run the free MacJanitor or the more powerful, US$15 Cocktail. To find out more, read "Care and feeding of Jaguar" by Charles Roberts. Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro page, 3 Mar 2003 or "Panther Maintenance Tips" by François Joseph de Kermadec. O'Reily Mac DevCentre, 21 Nov 2003.

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