Prologue: Getting Started with the MacBook

This book explains how your MacBook and the latest edition of the OS X operating system, Yosemite, 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 Macintosh computers run OS X.

Before you can begin hiking Yosemite, let’s start by reviewing the hardware capabilities of your system and the prerequisites necessary to use this book.

Getting to Know the MacBook Hardware

Currently, three different models of the MacBook are available: the “traditional” MacBook Pro, a MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the MacBook Air. Each model includes a wide array ...

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