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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Visual Quick Tips by Rob Sheppard

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Chapter 1

Getting Started

A computer's operating system or OS is the behind-the-scenes software that makes your computer work and in very specific ways. Snow Leopard is Apple's latest OS for the Mac. It is much like the version it replaces, Leopard, except that it does many things faster and more efficiently.

Apple has a well-deserved reputation for creating elegant software that is stable and easy to use. Stability is very important because without it, working on a computer can be very, very frustrating. Most Snow Leopard users use their Mac with few problems and little downtime because of its design.

In this chapter, you learn some key things that help you understand how to get started working with Snow Leopard. These basic operations are important ...

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