Chapter 1. Introducing Mac OS X

In This Chapter

This chapter begins with a quick look at the initial setup of Mac OS X and at the components that give Mac OS X its power. It then examines basic desktop controls, System Preferences, and some of the applications included with Mac OS X 10.5, which are examined in depth in later chapters.

By the Way

The nickname of Mac OS X 10.5 is Leopard. Previous versions—from 10.0 to 10.4—have been Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, and Tiger.

Setting Up Mac OS X

The first time Mac OS X starts, it runs Setup Assistant, which helps you set up the basic features of the operating system. During ...

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