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Chapter 2. Startup > Hacks #13-17

2.1. Hacks #13-17

As you stare admiringly at that elegant white-on-gray Apple logo and are mesmerized by that spiraling progress spinner, you may notice the quiet ticking, grinding, and plinking emanating from your Mac's innards. Before fading to a brilliant blue and filling your screen with colorful icons and that familiar menu bar, there's an awful lot going on behind the scenes to bring your Mac to life.

And it isn't all that pretty.


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