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Chapter 6. Mac OS XTroubleshooting the “Trouble-Free” Mac OS

Chapter 6. Mac OS X
Troubleshooting the “Trouble-Free” Mac OS

My guess is that the last remaining dodo wished that its great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather and Charles Darwin had had the opportunity to meet over lunch and toss around this whole “evolve or die” business. Fortunately, the unfortunate legacy of this large, flightless bird was not lost on Apple Computer. The company well understood that an operating system devised in the early 1980s had a limited shelf life. At some point, Apple must leave the past behind and step boldly into the 21st century.

That step is a little something called Mac OS X (pronounced ten not ex). Mac OS X is unlike any previous iteration of the Mac OS. More than an upgrade of the Mac OS we know and love, Mac OS X is a new operating system based on NeXT Computer's NeXTStep operating system, which in turn is built on Unix.


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