CHAPTER 1

Introducing Mavericks

Mac OS Mavericks is the tenth major release of Mac OS X, and at the time of writing is available from Apple free of charge. There are some new apps, such as iBooks and iMaps, plus better hardware and multiple-screen support.

The Desktop

A typical Mac desktop is shown in the following screen.  The desktop is the basic working area on your Mac; it is the equivalent of your workbench or office desk.

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The Dock

The Dock has shortcuts to applications such as iTunes or iPhoto. If the app you are looking for isn’t here, it will be in either Launchpad or the Finder (both discussed later in this chapter).

There are a ...

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