The Mac operating system was first developed by Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple Computer, Inc.
Like Microsoft Windows and UNIX, the Mac OS operating system uses graphical user interface. As a matter of fact, Apple's LISA computer was the first computer to incorporate the idea of having icons that users can click to open programs and to give instructions and commands to the computer!
In this section, we will concentrate primarily on the newest version of Mac OS- the Mac OS X.
Mac OS X:
The Mac OS X is the newest version of the Mac operating system. It was developed by Apple Computer, Inc, and contains many new features.
The Finder in the Mac OS X offers many features that will simplify your computer experience. First, it makes use of icons and menus. The icons are larger than they were in older versions of this operating system. This makes it so that you can preview certain images, text, movies, and MP3 files without opening up a separate application! In addition, the menus now contain more commands, making it easier for you!
The Dock is a toolbar located at the bottom of your computer screen that gives you fast access to your most frequently used programs and applications.
The Dock is fully customizable, letting you add to it whatever programs, images, documents, files, etc. that you want, and letting you add however many of these things that you want!
The Dock is optimized to make your computer usage easy. For example, if you have an e-mail program added to the Dock, it will tell you if you have new messages as well as how many messages you have in the program. Additionally, if you have stored an image file in the Dock, a preview of that image will be shown so that you won't have to open the image completely if you don't need to!
The Mac OS operating system contains
hundreds of different fonts for you to pick and choose from!
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