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Apple Training Series Mac OS X Support Essentials, Second Edition by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 1. Installation and Initial Setup

Time

This lesson takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Prepare a computer for installation of Mac OS X 10.5

Successfully install Mac OS X 10.5 software

Complete initial configuration of Mac OS X 10.5

Troubleshoot potential installation problems

Without software, a computer is nothing more than an expensive collection of sand, metals, and plastic. That’s not to say that hardware doesn’t matter. It would be foolish to ignore the exceptional quality and panache with which Apple creates its hardware. However, due to the homogenization of PC hardware, today’s Macintosh uses many of the same parts found in lesser computers. So it’s not the processor, nor storage, nor even the trend-setting design that ...

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