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Mar 27, 2008 10:12 PM
I am new to Mac and wonder if there's a maintenance program that I have to initiate like on a regular PC, scanning for viruses and allowing it to get software updates and what not, or if this thing does it on it's own and I just don't know it?

If so, please give me detailed instructions on how to get to it, I've just been using for about a week. Also... how do I know what version operating system I have, I think it says 10.5.3, but I see an update for 10.5.2 and so that can't be right can it?

Thanks!
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • M a cB o ok Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Mar 27, 2008 10:38 PM (in response to joshuacole80)
    Hello joshuacole80,

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions!


    For Software updates, click the Apple logo in the MENU BAR and click "Software update..."

    You can also set Software update to run every week:

    Open System Preferences (in the applications folder) and click Software update.

    Also... how do I know what version operating system I have, I think it says 10.5.3, but I see an update for 10.5.2 and so that can't be right can it?




    To see if you have the latest version, click the Apple logo in the MENU BAR and click "About this Mac"

    You should have 10.5.2



    Hope this helps!

    -Mike
    MacBook 2GHz 250GB HD 2GB RAM (White) - 20" iMac 2.4GHz (Aul), Mac OS X (10.5.2), AirPort Base (N) w/printer, 500GB Ext HD, 17" Ext Display, 2GB Nano, FireFox 3B4
  • Poikkeus Level 4 Level 4 (2,775 points)
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    Mar 27, 2008 10:45 PM (in response to joshuacole80)
    1. Use Software Update on the pulldown menu to make certain your updates are verified. Apple/Software Update . There's no reason to scour the web for update sites; download from your desktop.
    2. Update Permissions once a week, and perhaps download and use the free MainMenu to handle other routine tasks. http://www.santasw.com/
    3. Onyx for an all-around free diagnostic. http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html
    4. If you watch the discussions, you'll notice a near absence of any mention of viruses and such. Observe ordinary care.
    Look for your operating system by pressing Apple/About this Mac/More Info.
    iMac (2ghz) • MacBook (2.1ghz, Intel Core Duo) • iPod (5.5g, 30GB), Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • MrSteveee Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2008 1:52 AM (in response to joshuacole80)
    I use Brad Flaugher's excellent "Maintenance Widget." It handles permission repairs and allows you to trigger Unix cron scripts manually. Download it at http://www.bradflaugher.com/
    Blackbook, the MacBook's evil twin, Mac OS X (10.5.2), I also have a WhiteBook and a iBook G4

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