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Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_1

1. Understanding OS X

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Most computers tend to work in similar ways. By understanding how computers work in general, you can quickly learn how to use any particular type of computer now and in the future.

The monitor can show useful information such as stock quotes or news stories displayed on a web page.

The keyboard, mouse, or trackpad let you control the computer by typing text or manipulating items on the screen, such as editing a photograph.

Once you give commands to the computer, the processor calculates a new result and displays those changed results on the screen.

Using a computer is essentially a back and forth ...

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