If you just got your first Macintosh or if you just installed Mac OS X and don't know where to begin, start with this chapter. It'll give you a visual overview of what things are and tell you where to go for more details.
If you're new to the Mac, after you skim through this chapter, Tutorial in Chapter 2. If you run across any chapter, check the index to find clarification Remember, as a new user, all you really need to the pages with the "dots" at the tops. Come back
- If you're an experienced Mac OS 9 user, skip to Appendix A to find out where all of your favorite features have gone.
The Desktop is what you see when you turn on your mac. It's like home base; you'll get to know it well. For details about the Desktop, see Chapter 9.