Chapter 1. Getting Started


With the advent of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac users get a good view of both the future and the past. Innovative new features such as the Notification Center combine with the Mac’s traditionally intuitive interface to provide a user experience that’s both new and comfortably familiar. Mac OS X 10.8 is still many times more powerful than older systems, completely modern, capable of handling the latest innovations in hardware, and as easy to use as any Mac system that has gone before. But Mountain Lion has a few surprises in store for you.

The starting point for any exploration of Mac OS X is the desktop: what you ...

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