Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups

Joe Kissell

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Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups is published in association with Take Control Books and was originally published by Take Control Books as Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac (ISBN 1-933671-10-6) and Take Control of Mac OS X Backups (ISBN 0-9759503-0-4), both by Joe Kissell and copyright © 2006 by Joe Kissell. Learn more about Take Control at

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Editors: Jeff Carlson and Caroline Rose
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Cover design: Aren Howell
Cover illustration: Alicia Buelow

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Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups. Industrial-Strength Techniques
Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups. Industrial-Strength Techniques
Year: 2004
Pages: 144 © 2008-2017.
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