Introduction

Welcome to Mac OS X

Macs are easy to use, their integrated apps are intuitive, and they just work. That’s all true, certainly, but it misses something important about the Mac, and particularly about Mac OS X, the Mac operating system: Easy is not the same as simple. Easy means that you can accomplish tasks (and, importantly, figure out how to accomplish tasks) with a minimum of fuss and with no sign of bother. Simple, on the other hand, implies a kind of shallowness, a superficiality where all you get is a pretty interface. It implies, in other words, that Mac OS X has no depth.

Friend, I’m here today to tell you that Mac OS X most definitely has depth. We’re talking about one of the world’s most sophisticated operating systems, ...

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