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Chapter 18. Maintaining Your Computer > Downloading and Installing Software

Downloading and Installing Software

Let's face it, a computer without software is simply a very expensive boat anchor. On the other hand, software without a computer is useless. Once you install your software, it's important to keep up with all the updates, patches, and fixes. The Panther operating system comes bundled with literally dozens of software packages—everything from disk repair utilities to image-capture applications. In addition, hackers are causing problems and Apple stays on top of them with updates to Panther, which you can download from the Internet. After you download a software package, you can re-use the package file (.pkg) to install it on another Mac without re-downloading ().

Download and Install Software

Click the Apple menu, and then click Software Update.

A screen appears with a status bar checking for software updates.

IMPORTANT Performing software updates requires an Internet connection.

Check the software updates you want to load (if available).

Select an update, to read more information about that specific product.

Click the Install Items button.

Type your Administrator name and password.

Click OK.

Panther begins installing the software. Follow any onscreen instructions, and then Close.


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