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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 12. Mac Apps: An Overview

I once heard an operating system described as “the computer’s underwear”—the stuff you don’t see under the spiffy outer threads, but that, in its own way, is just as important.

Modern operating systems are both the underwear and the stylish new suit or dress. This is certainly true for Mac OS X, which comes with a slew of free programs. And when you buy a Mac, Apple throws in a suite of consumer applications called iLife that extend your computer’s capabilities even further.

In this chapter, I’ll provide an overview of the most-used applications that come with the Mac operating system, including a brief look at the stars of the iLife suite. You’ll learn what each does, where it’s found, and whether it has a Windows ...

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