Exploring Mac OS X

If you have read most of this book to this point, you have already explored quite a bit of Mac OS X and have seen how its structure and organization differ from previous versions of the Mac OS. The purpose of this section is to give you an overview of the Mac OS X system so that you are familiar with its most important parts from a holistic perspective.

Starting from the top level or root of the machine is the Computer directory. As you learned earlier, this directory contains each of the volumes that are mounted on your machine as well as the Network folder.

In this section, I refer to the Mac OS X startup volume as the Mac OS X volume (a clever feat on my part, eh?). If you have named your Mac OS X startup volume something ...

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