Computer Boot Camp

For MAC Uers

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August 23, 2013, 12:00 pm

Where at?

Moodle > Staff Resources > Virtual Meeting Rooms > Professional Learning Room

Guest Link


Who for?

All staff who own, manage, and work with MACs


Presented by:

Nathan Thanos


What's On Deck?

  • Familiarity with your machine
      • Computer lifecycles

      • What makes your computer slow down

      • Powered versus battery

      • Wireless versus Wired

      • Buying a new computer, what do you need to do your job effectively

  • Operating systems
      • Mac OS 10.8.4 Mountain Lion

      • Mac OS 10 .7.5 Lion

      • Mac OS 10 .6.8 Snow Leopard

  • Browsers
      • Safari

      • FF

      • Chrome

      • Everything else

  • Java (32 bit versus 64 bit or both)
      • removing old versions of Java

      • Which version should you have

      • Java SE 6 from apple

  • Anti-virus
      • Do you want it on your Mac OS?

      • Multiple anti viruses installed

      • Common sense internet usage and downloading

      • Using time Machine to backup

  • Computer maintenance
      • Hard drive cleaning, clearing old files, defragmenting your drive

      • Running updates

        • Apple Mac OS

        • Flash

        • Java

        • Browsers

      • Cleaning your computer regularly

  • Free great software for your desktops productivity
      • VLC Media Player

      • Dropbox

      • Jing

  • Question time

What to Bring?

  • A readiness to learn
  • A willingness to play in the sandbox
  • Practical Questions
  • Creativity energy
  • A Collaborative spirit
  • Positive solutions

Let's Brown Bag TOGETHER!!!!