OS X is the operating system developed by Apple to run its Macintosh systems.
Maintaining an OS X system and keeping it in optimal working condition is accomplished by following best practices and having familiarity with OSX features and system tools
won. Best practice is to run scheduled backups to safeguard data in the event of a system, hardware failure or natural disaster.
Scheduling backups in OSX is done through the pre installed time machine application.
Choose select backup disk and select a location. To save the backup copy.
Check the box of encryption is desired, and then use disc
into a backup password. A hint and then click encrypted ISC
Time machine will encrypt the disk first and then create the data backup.
Once a backup has been captured, Time machine could be used to restore the system if needed.
And sure, regular automatic backups is enabled.
I Cloud is also a backup option. I cloud is Apple's cloud service, where user data such as photos, contacts and notes can be stored.
Information backed up using iCloud can be accessed using other OS X or IOS devices.
An iCloud account using an apple I D and password is required
the user selects what data to back up.
Another best practice is to keep the system updated and patched regularly to ensure its running properly and protected against known security vulnerabilities.
Updates are obtained through the APP store
To modify the way this system handles updates, open the APP store from within system preferences. Updates for device drivers and firm where are handled through the APP store as well.
The notification service alerts when new updates are available.
Anti virus and malware protection applications are especially important to have installed an updated continually to ensure the system is protected from these threats,
there are open source and proprietary antivirus applications available through the APP store.
OS X has several features and utilities that aidan the efficiency and convenience of operations
for managing storage disks. There is disk utility
this tool convey, verify or repair internal and external hard disks, oven OSX system and create blink storage disks or erase and format external storage devices.
Select the disk from the list. Information such as location, capacity, type et cetera is displayed.
A series of options that could be applied to the hard disk is listed.
The first aid option will attempt to repair issues with the faulty disc.
Partition can be used to increase or decrease the number of partitions on a disk.
OSX supports the ability for users to have both Windows and OSX operating systems installed on a single system.
The Boot Camp multi boot utility has a setup assistant that walks through the Windows installation process on an OS X based system.
A Windows installation disk and 55 gigabytes worth of free disk space is required.
The Mission Control feature in OS X provides a way to manage multiple desktops.
Mission control can be accessed by pressing the control key, plus up arrow or through applications
when activated. Switching between desktops is a simple is cooking one of the screens and the top of the window
toe. Add additional desktops. Click the plus symbol in the top right corner
to remove, click the desktop and drag it into the active desktop. In view.
Preferences for Mission Control actions, maybe user to find
OSX systems have a terminal similar to Lennox used to enter and execute commands. While the OS X graphical user interface is extremely intuitive and user friendly, knowing a few basic commands is helpful for troubleshooting issues
and similar to a Windows operating system. Taskbar OS X has a doc feature that contains application icons for quick access.
DOC Actions are user to find.
Preferences, such as where the doc is located in icon size are edited through the docks settings.
A very useful feature offering shortcuts for common actions is gestures or finger combinations, plus moves on a track pad or mouse,
for example, sweeping to the left or right on the track pad with three fingers switches between multiple desktops
or pinching the trackpad to open and close. The launch pad
Gestures for track, pad and mouse is accessible and customizable through system preferences
to organize documents, media folders and other files on a system utilize the finder feature.
What information is displayed about a file and how it is displayed is user defined.
The search bar can be used to find a file, folder or application in a specific location or category.
If an application is not working properly and having issues closing the force quit utility can be used to force it closed,
choose the faulty application from the list of open applications and select relaunch too close and reopen.
Finally, A feature worth mentioning in OSX systems is the ability to securely store passwords, credit cards and other private information in keys and key chains.
Toe add a new key chain. Click the plus symbol and into the information for the new key chain. Click add to add it to the list of existing keys.
Being able to recall many different passwords for many different applications and service is can be cumbersome.
This application offers a secure way to manage credential information
following best practices. And being familiar with common features and tools of the Mac OS operating system helps ensure security of the system and AIDS and operational efficiency for the user.