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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Introduction

Welcome to Mac OS X

Mac OS X has been called many things, from revolutionary to evolutionary to being so innovative that it threatens the very existence of the Mac as we have come to know and love it. And all of those descriptions are appropriate.

Mac OS X is a giant leap forward for the Mac platform. Its innovations in basic architecture, the way it works, and even its user interface make Mac OS X the most significant event for Mac users since the first Mac was introduced back in the Jurassic period, circa 1984. Mac OS X is more stable, more powerful, and even more beautiful than any previous version.

However, this progress comes with a price. And the price is that Mac users must make an equivalent jump in their knowledge base to ...

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