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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS by Brad Miser

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Lesson 1 Getting Started with Mac OS X Lion

In this lesson, you learn how to get started using a Mac running Mac OS X Lion.

Touring the Lion Desktop

The Macintosh Operating System, Lion (10.7) version, or Mac OS X Lion for short, is one of the most powerful and easy-to-use computer operating systems. After you’ve spent some time on its desktop, which is what you see on your Mac’s screen, you’ll soon feel right at home here.

The desktop displays content through windows that, just like windows in the real world, enable you to see things. What you see depends on the context in which you are working. When you are running an application, you see the content you are creating or editing in that application, such as text and graphics in a word processing ...

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