Updating your operating system

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In this installment of , Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes steps through the process of optimizing Photoshop's performance.

The course begins with hardware configuration, from processor and memory recommendations to hard drive and solid-state drive (SSD) advice.

The Mac App Store shows updates for Mac, not updates for i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch.

If you don't have the App Store on your Mac, get updates by choosing Software Update from the Apple () menu.

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With a Windows PC, you simply click on Start, then control panel. With a Mac, go into System Preferences and click on Software Update.

And if you’re running really slow, like still cruising with Windows XP, then it might be time to upgrade to a newer operating system. Contrary to what we believe, updates are not designed to ruin our lives.

In fact, they’re designed to make our computers safer and keep hackers from exploiting vulnerable spots.

” The answer is that these alternative ways are specially useful for: (1) Users that format their hard disks or reinstall Windows frequently.

(2) System builders or network administrators seeking to quickly install all updates to multiple Windows PC’s.

If you need more space for a wireless update, you can update using i Tunes or delete content manually from your device.

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