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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training
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Installing Lion


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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

with Christopher Breen

Video: Installing Lion

Now of course before you can run Lion you have to actually install it. What you're looking at now is the Desktop of a Mac that's running Snow Leopard and this is how many of you are going to upgrade. Because you need to have Snow Leopard on your machine before you can go to the App Store and download a copy of Lion. So I am going to go to the Apple menu, choose App Store, and here we are at the App Store. Now if I wanted to, I could use a Search field to look for Lion, but Apple was kind enough to put a link to it right here in the Quick Link sidebar.
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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training
6h 4m Beginner Sep 13, 2011

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In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, and master gestures, as well as achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, iCal, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, and performing maintenance operations using the disk utility, along with timesaving techniques for using the Mac efficiently.

Topics include:
  • Migrating to Lion
  • Launching and working with applications
  • Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
  • Using Text-to-Speech
  • Searching with Spotlight
  • Backing up with Time Machine
  • Configuring wireless Bluetooth input devices
  • Staying current with Software Update
  • Understanding the Dashboard widgets
  • Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules in Mail
  • Playing and recording media with QuickTime
  • Video chatting with FaceTime
  • Monitoring system performance
  • Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
  • Screen sharing with a remote computer
  • Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
  • Troubleshooting techniques
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems Computer Skills (Mac)
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Installing Lion

Now of course before you can run Lion you have to actually install it. What you're looking at now is the Desktop of a Mac that's running Snow Leopard and this is how many of you are going to upgrade. Because you need to have Snow Leopard on your machine before you can go to the App Store and download a copy of Lion. So I am going to go to the Apple menu, choose App Store, and here we are at the App Store. Now if I wanted to, I could use a Search field to look for Lion, but Apple was kind enough to put a link to it right here in the Quick Link sidebar.

Now normally, if you haven't purchased Lion before, you are going to see this box here contains the price of the OS and that's $30. In this case I've already purchased it, so I am just going to install it again. The reason I can do this is because the license is such that you can download and install it on any Macintosh that you have authorized with your Apple ID. So we will go ahead and Install simply by clicking on Install. It will ask me for my password. Sign in, and there it goes, and now it's downloading and you see that it is, because it appears in the dock.

And now it's finished downloading. When it does that up pops a window called Install Mac OS X Lion. Now at this point to start the installation all I have to do is click Continue. But before we do that I want to make a copy of the installer and the reason I want to do that is because once the installation completes it throws out the installer. It deletes it. Now that may be fine in most cases, but there are times that you may want to have a copy of that installer if you want to move it to another Mac for example. The license allows you to do this and it's particularly helpful if you don't want to go through that 4 gigabyte download again.

So you'll find the installer inside your Applications folder and here it is. I am going to hold down the Option key and drag this file to the desktop, and it will make a copy of the installer. Now that I have that copy, I will close this window, and we will click Continue to proceed with the installation. You must Agree to license agreement, because if you don't, it won't install. Yes, I've read every single word, I promise. At this point you can choose which hard drive to install to.

I have just a single hard drive, so I will click Install. Again, enter your username and password and OK. Note that we are performing an upgrade. So all the information that's on my computer now will remain there. All we are doing is updating the operating system. So during this initial phase, the installer will install a few files and then it will restart your Mac. If you don't want to wait through this ticker just click Restart. I am going to Close Other Applications, which is the App Store, and now we restart.

And then the Mac will reboot and you will see the Apple logo and you'll see the progress wheel below the Apple logo. And then you see the Installing screen and it shows you a progress bar along the bottom of the window. And this is going to take some time, so feel free, go ahead and have a cup of coffee, and wait while it finishes installing. Fortunately for you, we are going to zip through this part, so you don't have to sit around and wait many minutes for it to get to where it needs to go. So, after the installation completes, you'll see a little notice indicating that it has completed. Wait a little bit and the computer will restart all by itself and it will boot into the login screen.

Now you can tell that you're at the Lion login screen because you'll see this gray sort of cloth background that you wouldn't have seen in Snow Leopard. So this indicates that indeed we are in Lion. Any user accounts that were on your computer in Snow Leopard are still on your computer. They are represented by these little circles with the name of the account underneath. In order to log into an account, all you have to do is select the account you want to log into, click on it, and you'll be prompted for your password. Your password will remain just as it was in Snow Leopard. And here's your desktop and as you'll notice, it looks exactly the same as it did under Snow Leopard.

There is your Hard Drive icon in the right corner and as you recall, I made a copy of the Lion installer, I put it on the Desktop, and it's still there on the Desktop, ready for me to copy to another drive if I care to. And it's really just as easy as that. It may take half an hour or an hour so, for the installation of complete, but once it's done, you'll have your computer back ready to use Lion.

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