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Chapter 9. The Free Programs > Your Free Mac OS X Programs

9.1. Your Free Mac OS X Programs

You've got a broad assortment of programs in the Applications folder in the main hard drive window. The Applications→Utilities folder holds another couple dozen mini-programs that handle such workaday jobs as setting up printers and network connections, fixing problems on your hard disk, and monitoring the behind-the-scenes processing performed by your Mac whenever you launch and run programs.

All of these programs have been either written expressly for Mac OS X (Cocoa applications) or adapted for it ("Carbonized"—see Section 4.6). This chapter guides you through every item in your new software library, one program at a time. (Depending on your Mac model, you may find other programs in your Applications folder; Apple occasionally licenses software from other companies to spice up the collection for, say, iMacs or Power Macs.)


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