Chapter . Introduction

Perhaps on the evening of April 29, 2005, you stood in line to obtain one of the first copies of Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger at your local computer store. Or perhaps you were more cautious and waited until you felt Apple had straightened out the initial kinks inevitable in a new operating system release. One way or another, you wound up with a copy of Tiger. You stayed up late installing it on your Mac; then you fell asleep exhausted. You woke up the next morning excited as a child on Christmas. You rushed to the computer and started it up. You gasped with amazement at the new, improved startup speed. You gawked at the blue magnifying glass in your menu bar. You squealed with delight as you clicked the Dashboard icon in ...

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