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Lesson 10. Configuring Mac OS X > Mac OS X Administration

Mac OS X Administration

Once you have configured Mac OS X to create the optimum environment for Final Cut Pro, the next step is to equip yourself with some tools and techniques to help you maintain the peak performance of your system. In this part of the lesson, you’ll learn how to work with user accounts, manage software updates, control permissions, perform routine maintenance tasks, and administrate processes to keep Mac OS X optimized for FCP.

Understanding User Accounts

Mac OS X is a true multiuser environment built around an established Unix file system and permissions model. To understand what this means, it’s important to recognize that there’s a difference between Mac users—people who use Macintosh computers—and Mac OS X accounts—symbolic profiles that are a core feature of every Unix system.


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