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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 1. Introducing Mac OS X

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. We then examine basic desktop controls, System Preferences, and some of the applications included with 10.3, which are examined in depth in later chapters.

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 the setup procedure, your network settings are configured, and your registration details are sent back to Apple.

Creating Your Account

Mac OS X requires you to create an account for one user during the setup process. You can add other user accounts later, but. the original account is an administrator ...

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