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Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™ Simplified® by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 1. Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks

The Mac OS X operating system is installed on all new Macintosh computers. If you already have an Intel-based Mac, you can purchase the latest version — Mac OS X Snow Leopard — and install it.

Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks

You can use Mac OS X to perform a wide variety of tasks and activities, including starting applications, managing files and folders, working with media such as music, photos, and videos, connecting to the Internet, surfing the World Wide Web, exchanging e-mail, and performing computer maintenance.

To perform these and other tasks, it is important to have a basic understanding of how Mac OS X works.

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