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Macs For Dummies®, Pocket Edition by Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 2

The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac

In This Chapter

arrow Turning on the computer and getting set up

arrow Taming the mouse

arrow Keying in on the keyboard

arrow Finding common ports and connectors

Have you taken the plunge and purchased the computer? If so, you’ve made a fabulous decision.

I bet you’re dying to get started. You might even have begun without reading these initial instructions. Fine with me. No offense taken. The Mac is intuitive, after all, and the title on this cover notwithstanding, you’re no dummy. I know because you had the good sense to buy a Macintosh — and this book. Besides, what would it say about Apple’s product designers if they couldn’t make you understand how to turn on the computer?

If you didn’t jump the gun, that’s cool too. That’s why your humble servant, um, author, is here.

Turning On and Tuning In Your Mac

To borrow a line from a famous musical, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start . . .” In the Do-Re-Mi’s of Macintosh computing, plugging the computer in the wall is a very good place to start. It doesn’t get a whole lot more complicated ...

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