Chapter 5. Applications and Utilities
Apple has included a set of native applications and utilities for Mac OS X, including the famous iApps, including iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, iCal, and iSync.
There are applications for such things as viewing and printing PostScript and PDF files, basic word processing, sending and receiving email, creating movies, and a suite of utilities to help you manage your system.
Use the Finder to locate the applications
/Applications) and utilities
/Applications/Utilities) on your system. You
can quickly go to the Applications folder by
clicking on the Applications icon in the Finder’s
Sidebar or by using the Shift--A keyboard shortcut. To
quickly go to the Utilities folder, use its keyboard shortcut
Shift--U, or you might consider dragging the Utilities
folder to the lower portion of the Finder’s Sidebar.
These aren’t the only programs Mac OS X ships with.
The underlying Darwin system involves hundreds of commands, tools,
and system service programs (also known as
daemons) that run behind the scenes to make the
operating system work. These Unix utilities can be invoked as
command-line programs through the Terminal
/Applications/Utilities). Chapter 28 covers command-line tools and system
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