Prologue: Getting Started with the iMac

This book explains how your iMac and the latest edition of the OS X operating system, Mountain Lion, are used to create your ideal working environment. If you’ve never worked with a Mac before, OS X is the name applied to Apple’s desktop operating system—like “Windows” on a PC. iPhones and iPads run iOS, and iMacs, MacBooks, and the like run OS X. Apple has a long tradition of naming the releases of OS X after large cats, and Mountain Lion is no exception. It certainly sounds more impressive than 10.8, don’t you think?

Even though you’re working with the most intuitive hardware and software platform available, there are still tips and tricks to discover. With that fact in mind, let’s take a few minutes ...

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