About This Macintosh

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John Ostrowick, 2010 - 278 pages
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This is an introductory book that explains how to use an Apple Macintosh computer, running Mac OS X. It starts with the very basics of clicking and dragging, and how to use the Finder, as well as what all the System Preferences do. It covers installing software, using various utilities, and it finishes with a chapter on optimising your Mac to make it more efficient. There is also a chapter on how to upgrade the hardware. This book does not cover the UNIX (Darwin) commandline present on the Mac. That information is explained in a second volume, More About this Macintosh.
 

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Contents

Hardware Software and other Jargon
1
Plugging in Your Mac
18
History of the Mac
33
The Mac User Interface
48
The Finder
82
What is Internet?
116
The System Preferences
129
Some Tricky Applications
162
The Graphical System Utilities
206
Installing Software
229
Upgrading your Hardware
236
Improving your Mac Experience
243
Appendix Mac Keystrokes
261
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