Chapter 7

Essential Utilities

Here’s one thing that makes Lion a special operating system: it offers its users extraordinary flexibility. There are a number of ways to accomplish most tasks in Lion; and in many cases, there are small, practical apps called utilities that can help you make the most of Lion’s innate flexibility. The real difficulty isn’t so much in using these utilities, but in learning which ones might be able to address your particular issues and where you can find them. For example, you will often come across problems that require you to invest a little time learning about possible solutions. How do you find such solutions if you have no idea where to begin looking?

That is where this chapter comes in. In it, we will walk ...

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