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Part: I Getting Started > Setting Up Your Mac

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.

A microprocessor is a little electronic component that crunches numbers and gives your computer its incredible computing power.



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