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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Chapter 5. Applications and Processes

Time

This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Understand and support the various application types

Monitor and control processes and applications

Locate and manage application preferences

People use computers because they want to run applications, not operating systems. Most users don’t care about the technologies underneath as long as the applications they want run smoothly. This is why, despite the Mac’s growing popularity, non-Mac users are apprehensive about switching. It cannot be ignored that there are many applications that run only on Windows-based computers.

Yet many Mac-only applications tempt non-Mac users because they represent the best solutions available. For several years ...

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