Introducing the Apple of Your iMac
In This Chapter
Introducing Mac OS X Lion
Appreciating the Unix core underneath Lion
Recognizing similarities between Windows and Lion
Getting help while exploring Lion
In the other books that I’ve written about Mac OS X Lion, I use all sorts of somewhat understated phrases to describe my operating system of choice, such as elegantly reliable, purely powerful, and supremely user friendly.
But why is Lion such a standout? To be specific, why do creative professionals and computer techno-wizards across the globe hunger for the very same Mac OS X that runs your iMac? Why is Lion so far ahead of Windows 7 in features and performance? Good questions, all!
In this chapter, I answer those queries and satisfy your curiosity about your new big cat. I introduce the main elements of the Lion Desktop, and I show you the fearless Unix heart that beats underneath Lion’s sleek exterior. I also point out the most important similarities between Lion and Windows 7, and I outline the resources available if you need help with Mac OS X.
Oh, and I promise to ...