This chapter provided the basic information you need to find your way around the Mac OS X operating system. It is not meant to explain every possible feature, but to provide an overview of what features have been added to, and removed from, Mac OS X.
If you are reading the chapters in this book sequentially, this would be a good time to try working your way around the operating system. Subsequent chapters will assume that you've familiarized yourself with the pointing and clicking aspects of using the system and will focus on all the features that are available. Specific questions about the Dock and the Finder will be answered in Chapter 4, "The Finder: Working with Files and Applications."