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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS® X Digital Media All in One by Robyn Ness

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Chapter 1. Setting Up Your Mac

Inside modern Macintosh computers lies the incredible power of one of Apple's G3 or G4 microprocessors, supercharged chips no larger than a postage stamp. These miniature technological wonders have the capability to process millions upon millions of computer instructions every second; in fact, the G4 processes billions of instructions, which puts it in the supercomputer class. In addition, your new computer comes with a sharp, bright color screen; a graphics accelerator; a fast CD drive, or maybe even one that can create DVDs; a built-in modem; and lots and lots of great software.

Setting Up Your Mac

In the first part of this chapter, ...

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