Introduction to Macs
Hauppauge Public Library
Differences Between Macs and PCs
• Mac-Any computer produced by
Apple, Inc.
• OS Family-Unix-based
• Applications- iWork, ...
Mac OS & the Graphical User Interface “GUI”
“System” – 1984
Meanwhile….MS DOS
Mac OS 1984-Present
Systems 1 - 7.5.5 1984-1996
OS 7.6-9.2.2 1996-2001
OS X 2001-Present
OS X v10.0 Cheetah
OS X v10.1 Pum...
The Hardware 1984-2014
Choosing An Apple Computer
Name Highlights
MacBook Pro
Traditional laptop, Retina display
More apps than Mac Air
3.5 pound...
From least expensive, Mac Mini, to most expensive, iMac, expect to
spend $600 to $2000.
Each Mac can be customized to your...
Watch for Educational Discounts in the
Spring
Apple Refurbished
Using a Mac – What’s Different?
The Dock
The Menu Bar
Using a Mac – What’s Different?
• Keyboard Shortcuts
Mac Windows
control ctrl
option alt
command Windows
delete backspace
...
Using a Mac – What’s Different?
• Menu Bar – On a Mac there is only one Menu Bar, across the top of
the screen, which show...
Using a Mac – What’s Different?
• Spotlight
accessible from
the Menu Bar
vs. Windows
Search
Where’s the Start button?
There isn’t one!
Use the Apple Menu on the Menu Bar to access Preferences, Updates
and Shutdown
Where’s the Start button?
There isn’t one!
The Dock is the place to access your most frequently used applications
and util...
Finder
The Finder is the left-most icon in your Dock.
It is the one application that is always active.
This is another way...
Ways to view Finder
• You can view it in columns, in tabbed columns, or as icons
For All Your Apps in one
Place…Launchpad
Launchpad is on your dock.
Click to view your applications.
Applications that come with Mavericks
iTunes Garageband Pages Numbers Keynote
Safari Mail iBooks iPhoto iMovie
iDVD Maps M...
Mac App Store
5GB free storage + unlimited storage for purchases
Internet connection needed
Access your content across your Apple device...
“But what if I Need a Windows Machine?”
You Can Boot to Windows on a Mac
Or reboot from your desktop
• You must purchase a licensed version of Windows for each ne...
Questions?
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  1. 1. Introduction to Macs Hauppauge Public Library
  2. 2. Differences Between Macs and PCs • Mac-Any computer produced by Apple, Inc. • OS Family-Unix-based • Applications- iWork, iTunes, Safari, AppStore, FaceTime • No Registry. Programs can be deleted by dropping in Trash. • Top-to-bottom Integration • PC-Any computer running an IBM-based Operating System • OS Family-Windows • Applications-MS Office, Media Player, Internet Explorer • Registry. Programs must use uninstaller • Different OEM’s and software providers.
  3. 3. Mac OS & the Graphical User Interface “GUI” “System” – 1984
  4. 4. Meanwhile….MS DOS
  5. 5. Mac OS 1984-Present Systems 1 - 7.5.5 1984-1996 OS 7.6-9.2.2 1996-2001 OS X 2001-Present OS X v10.0 Cheetah OS X v10.1 Puma OS X v10.2 Jaguar OS X v10.3 Panther OS X v10.4 Tiger OS X v10.5 Leopard OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard OS X v10.7 Lion OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion OS X v10.9 Mavericks
  6. 6. The Hardware 1984-2014
  7. 7. Choosing An Apple Computer Name Highlights MacBook Pro Traditional laptop, Retina display More apps than Mac Air 3.5 pounds Mac Air Lightweight, 2.4 lbs Keyboard (as opposed to tablet) Up to 500G flash storage Mac Mini Portability To add to existing monitor & keyboard iMac All-in-one desktop Large screen, up to 27”
  8. 8. From least expensive, Mac Mini, to most expensive, iMac, expect to spend $600 to $2000. Each Mac can be customized to your specifications – Processor, RAM, HD/SSD, Display, and add-on programs such as MS Office. $$ ? But there are a couple of ways to save some money!
  9. 9. Watch for Educational Discounts in the Spring
  10. 10. Apple Refurbished
  11. 11. Using a Mac – What’s Different? The Dock The Menu Bar
  12. 12. Using a Mac – What’s Different? • Keyboard Shortcuts Mac Windows control ctrl option alt command Windows delete backspace return enter Command-option-esc Ctrl-alt-delete
  13. 13. Using a Mac – What’s Different? • Menu Bar – On a Mac there is only one Menu Bar, across the top of the screen, which shows the active application. • Trash vs. Recycle Bin To delete an Application (Program) simply drag it to the Trash.
  14. 14. Using a Mac – What’s Different? • Spotlight accessible from the Menu Bar vs. Windows Search
  15. 15. Where’s the Start button? There isn’t one! Use the Apple Menu on the Menu Bar to access Preferences, Updates and Shutdown
  16. 16. Where’s the Start button? There isn’t one! The Dock is the place to access your most frequently used applications and utilities. It is on the bottom of your screen. A white “light” under a Dock icon indicates an open application or utility
  17. 17. Finder The Finder is the left-most icon in your Dock. It is the one application that is always active. This is another way you can find your files and folders. It is equivalent to “Computer” in Windows.
  18. 18. Ways to view Finder • You can view it in columns, in tabbed columns, or as icons
  19. 19. For All Your Apps in one Place…Launchpad Launchpad is on your dock. Click to view your applications.
  20. 20. Applications that come with Mavericks iTunes Garageband Pages Numbers Keynote Safari Mail iBooks iPhoto iMovie iDVD Maps Messages Notes Preview Calendar Reminders Contacts
  21. 21. Mac App Store
  22. 22. 5GB free storage + unlimited storage for purchases Internet connection needed Access your content across your Apple devices (iOS 5 +, Mountain Lion +): iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac Anything you purchase from the App Store, iTunes, or iBooks is available immediately on all your devices. Past purchases can be accessed, as well, from any device. Passwords can be securely shared over devices. iCloud can locate lost devices.
  23. 23. “But what if I Need a Windows Machine?”
  24. 24. You Can Boot to Windows on a Mac Or reboot from your desktop • You must purchase a licensed version of Windows for each new install. Mavericks and all OS X updates and new versions are unlimited and free.
  25. 25. Questions?

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