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Part I : Basic Mac OS X > Connecting with OS X

Chapter 4. Connecting with OS X

Not so long ago, companies used a single computer tucked away in a little corner of the office. A single user would peck away at the keys to enter data that would be spit out at a nearby printer. Other people would huddle over the computer and discuss the printout. That was when most companies had offices with walls and doors. Today’s typical office space is a wide open sea of cubicles, where employee interaction is a necessity.

Interaction and openness are the keys to successful businesses, and collaboration and connectivity are the buzz words of business today. Anyone who isn’t connected is now seen as a liability to the progress of their given business. OS X takes connectivity to heart in every aspect of its design, accommodating more than one user, while maintaining security and workflow division between each individual. In this chapter, I’ll review the different kinds of connections that form OS X.


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