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Chapter 1. Setting Up Mac OS X 10.2 > Determining Which Mac OS Versions Are Ins...

Determining Which Mac OS Versions Are Installed

In order to know which installation and configuration steps you need to perform, you must first learn which versions of Mac OS are installed. There are several ways to do this; the easiest is to consult the Startup Disk control panel (on Mac OS 9.2.x or earlier) or the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences (on Mac OS X or later).

Tips

  • If your computer is brand new and you haven’t started it yet, chances are you have Mac OS X 10.2 and Mac OS 9.2 (or later versions of each) installed. When you start your computer, it’ll display the Mac OS Setup assistant. Skip ahead to the section titled “Configuring Mac OS X 10.2” later in this chapter.

  • A quick way to tell whether your computer is currently running Mac OS 9.2 or earlier or Mac OS X or later is to consult the Apple menu icon on the far left end of the menu bar. A six-color apple appears on Mac OS 9.2 or earlier; a blue 3-D looking apple appears on Mac OS X or later.



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