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My MacBook® (Mountain Lion Edition), Third Edition by John Ray

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Prologue

This book explains how to use and configure your MacBook and the latest edition of the OS X operating system, Mountain Lion, to create your ideal working environment. If you’ve never worked with a Mac before, OS X is the name applied to Apple’s desktop operating system—like “Windows” on a PC. iPhones and iPads run iOS, and MacBooks, iMacs, and the like run OS X. Apple has a long tradition of naming the releases of OS X after large cats, and Mountain Lion is no exception. It certainly sounds more impressive than 10.8, don’t you think?

Even though you’re working with the most intuitive hardware and software platform available, there are still tips and tricks to discover. With that face in mind, let’s take a few minutes to review the hardware ...

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