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Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Wang

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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_3

3. Running Programs

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

The only reason to use OS X is to run programs (also called applications or apps) on your Mac. Some common types of applications include word processors, games, browsers, spreadsheets, databases, and painting or drawing programs. By installing different applications, you can make your Mac perform a variety of different tasks.

Most people really care about OS X running the applications they need. By just installing the right application, you can turn your Mac into the right tool for your needs.

Although you’ll likely buy additional programs or applications to install on your Mac, you might be ...

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