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Hour 24. Maintenance and Troubleshooting > Automating Software Updates

Automating Software Updates

To keep your system secure and functioning at its best, you should make frequent use of Apple’s automatic software updates. This utility automatically connects to Apple’s site, and then downloads and installs fixes and enhancements to your computer. With Mac OS X, it’s important to maintain the most up-to-date system; the updates could (and have) include critical security fixes for the OS.

Mac OS X automates the process of upgrading software through the Software Update Preferences panel, shown in Figure 24.1.


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