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27. Using the Mac OS X Notebook Features

Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer

Whether you have a MacBook, a MacBook Pro, or a MacBook Air, using Mac OS X on your notebook isn’t fundamentally different than using it on a desktop system. You interact with the same desktop, run the same applications, deal with the same types of files and folders, and set most of the same preferences. This is good news if you’re moving from a desktop machine to a notebook (or adding a notebook to your Mac collection), because it means there’s only a small learning curve ahead of you, as you see in this chapter.

Managing Your Mobile Mac’s Power

The factor that makes a mobile Mac mobile is the capability to run using battery power. This is obviously an advantage, ...

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