Leo Laporte to troubleshoot Mac OS X today on TechTV

“If you have a problem with crashing applications on OS X, there are three steps to take before calling tech support. These steps will help you diagnose and fix almost any Mac problem,’ Leo Laporte writes for TechTV.

Laporte goes into more depth in the full article and touches upon the following:
– Create a troubleshooting account
– Check the file permissions
– Purge problematic preferences

You can watch Leo’s Mac OS X tips today on TechTV at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern.

Full article here.


  1. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to OS X troubleshooting, goodbye.”

    Now for our 4 hour XP getting it up and running special, it’ll be on daily for 3 years!

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  2. Leo is a great proponent of Mac OS X (though doesn’t go so nuts about it to risk his credibility). This will be a great showcase for Mac OS X for many of the Windows viewers.

    I think the Tech TV show this will all happen on is ‘Call for Help’. Leo is no longer a host on ‘Screen Savers’.

  3. This is really cool. The more people get to see how OS X works the better. I hope he dedicates at least part of the show to showing how to do some basic things with OS X so the windozers can see that there really is a choice.

  4. Joe –

    Leo explained that on TSS once, discussing his family’s French origins. His true pronounciation is “LAY-o,” but he refers to himself as “LEE-o” on the TV (at least nowadays).

  5. just imagine windows users watching the show when leo turns on expose to find the right window…. or when he enables fast user switching when he demos the “dummy accounts”…. hope he gets into iChat AV or he goes thru the dock to find a program….. viewers will be drooling….

  6. Al, I don’t think so. I think they’re just combining 2 stations, G4 and TechTv into one. There will be changes, but they’d be stupid to cancel TechTV.

    I hope that it is more of a showcase of OS X. More switchers!!

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