recommended to install software updates on iBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dscan99, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. dscan99 macrumors regular

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    I get these automatic software updates for various apps on my 2 month old iBook.. I'm thinking these are similar to the Windows updates only it's nice of OS X to actually ask you and not go ahead an install them for you...

    So far I've just been asnwering negative and ignoring these. Is it wise or recommended to install updates everytime one of these windows pops up? IS there something I should be wary of? I would definitely be wary if I were in the Windows world hence the hesitation.
    :confused:

    Thanks :)
     
  2. denm316 macrumors 6502

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    For Apple you get various things, they are fine to install, just read what they are. Some are for the O/S, Security, iPhoto, Itunes, Airport and so on. After the updates make sure you Repair Permissions.

    And dont forget a backup never hurts before an O/S update.
     
  3. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    I'd definitely recommend them. They add stability and sometimes speed to the operating system, and the application updates add new/improved features. (Usually to iLife stuff.)
     
  4. dscan99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks...
    how would you go about repairing permissions?
     
  5. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Application folder/Utilities/Disk Utility/Click volume/On the First aid tab there should be repair permissions
     

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