Keeping Your Mac Safe and in Good Working Condition

Time and effort that you have to spend troubleshooting problems is time and effort that you don't have available to accomplish what you want to accomplish. To avoid having to spend time solving problems, you should take specific steps to maintain and protect your Mac. In this chapter, the following preventive activities are described:

  • Maintaining your Mac in good working condition

  • Securing your Mac so that people who use the machine or the network to which it is attached don't accidentally or maliciously cause you problems

  • Defending your Mac from attacks from the Internet

    Part I: Mac OS X: Exploring the Core
    Part III: Mac OS X: Living the Digital Lifestyle