Mac OS X

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Mac OS X (officially pronounced 'mac O S ten', but occasionally mispronounced 'O S Ex') is a proprietary, graphical operating system developed, sold, and marketed by Apple Computer. All new Macintosh computers come with the latest version of Mac OS X installed. General information about Mac OS X can be found at Wikipedia.

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Versions

  • Mac OS X v10.0 (Cheetah)
  • Mac OS X v10.1 (Puma)
  • Mac OS X v10.2 (Jaguar)
  • Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther)
  • Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger)
  • Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard)
  • Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion)

At Gustavus

Almost every Macintosh computer at Gustavus runs some version of Mac OS X. Most lab machines available for students have version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) installed, while faculty and staff Macintosh computers may use 10.8, 10.7 (Lion) or some 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

FAQ

How do I make OS X automatically log me in upon startup?

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Click on Login Options underneath the user list.
  4. Check the box that says Automatically log in as:
  5. Select the user that you want it to log in as.

How do I repair disk permissions?

To repair disk permissions do the following:

  1. Open your Applications folder then your Utilites folder.
  2. Launch Disk Utility.
  3. Click the Repair tab.
  4. Click on the icon for your hard drive in the list at the left.
  5. Click Repair Disk Permissions (the repair process may take a few minutes to complete).
  6. Quit Disk Utility

How do I run Software Updates on my Mac?

Please see Software Update.

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111, stop by the Technology Services department in Olin Hall or complete our contact form.