So for those of you who are new to MAC computing let’s take a peek at the apple in the left corner of the tool/menu bar. If you click on it you’ll find “About This Mac”, Software Update”, “App Store”, System Preferences”, “Dock, “Recent Items”, “Force Quit” and of course your shutdown/logoff items.
These are quick resources and keep you from digging around in your applications folder trying to find information about your system. The “About” function is great if you want to check your disk space, memory, key information and version number. It is a quick and simple glance at what you have.
The other app under the apple you should get a good feel for is the “System Preferences”. For you windows users think of this as your control panel. From here you change your background, screensaver and change how your program dock works. You have control over your hardware here like mouse, keyboard and printers. Your network and internet settings can also be changed here. Finally you will find additional system information in the application.
You should note that some options change under the apple icon as you open programs. Explore and play a bit you’ll soon find this is a good place to start for many programs and settings.