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iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Introduction

Skeptical about your new anodized aluminum iMac, with that supercharged Intel quad-core processor? Perhaps you’re thinking it’s too doggone thin, or you’re wondering where all the buttons are. Shouldn’t there be places to plug in cables? And where the heck is the DVD drive you paid for? (Oh, there it is, on the side, at the top right.)

Ladies and gentlemen, I have great news for you: Not only did you make The Right Decision about which computer to buy — you shot a hole in one! The aluminum iMac has everything a computer power user could want: speed, the latest in hardware and standards, a top-of-the-line LED screen, and all the connectors you need to add just about any device meant for today’s computers.

I wrote this book especially for the proud Intel iMac owner who wants to make the most of this new stunning aluminum computer, so this book is a guide to both the iMac hardware and Lion, Apple’s superb Mac OS X (operating system). I start by describing the basics that every iMac owner should know. Then I move on to chapters devoted to the software that comes with your iMac. Along the way, you come across a generous sprinkling of power-user tips and tricks that save you time, effort, and money.

As in my half-dozen other For Dummies titles, I respect and use the same English language you do, avoiding jargon, ridiculous computer acronyms, and confusing techno-babble whenever possible.

What’s Really (Not) Required

Here’s a reasonably complete list of what’s not required ...

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