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Part I : Basic Mac OS X > What’s under the Hood?

Chapter 6. What’s under the Hood?

It never fails: some guy buys a new car, and the first time he shows it to his friends, they stand around and peer under the hood. Never mind that it’s likely that none of these gentlemen are mechanics and have never touched a car part other than the steering wheel and the gas cap. Interestingly enough, no one thinks to pop open the case of their computer—literally or figuratively.

In the literal sense, poking around under the hood can be a bad idea, because too much poking around can leave a terrible impression on the computer’s inner workings. And with an iMac, opening the case is a bad idea altogether.


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