Mac OS X updating FAQ

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Note: this FAQ does not cover 10.1.5 or earlier. For that you will need to go to Old Mac OS X Speed. This Frequently Answered Question (FAQ) page is divided into these sections My primary Mac website lists many other Mac help pages as well as discussions boards where you can ask questions about the compatiblity of updates with your system. Always check the Mac community to see if certain updates have pitfalls you may not be aware of before updating.