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Macintosh

Apple’s seminal product that revolutionised the computing industry by incorporating a GUI interface in the operating system. The first primitive Mac, produced in 1984, had the same basic elements now considered standard for all PCs—e.g., software formats like “pull-down” menus, “point-and-shoot” commands, and icons to represent files, programs and landmarks on the desktop, as well as hardware elements such as a mouse to navigate through the software and straightforward screen displays. Macs and modern PCs are “user friendly”, designed so that technologically unsophisticated consumers are able to use computers without the need to understand their internal workings.
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Another example of an automated built-in mini-program sits at the bottom of the Apple menu.
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Put the Alias in your Apple Menu Folder (within the System folder).
On both computers, open the Apple menu and choose Control Panels.
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The Apple menu gives access to online help with thirty-five topics listed.
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CyberFinder's unique approach to creating bookmarks in the Finder has some compelling benefits; a user can drop bookmarks in the Apple Menu Items folder so that frequently visited Internet sites can be accessed by simply choosing the appropriate bookmark from the Apple Menu.
0 allows administrators to assign privileges to specific users and groups and controls who can gain access to the System Folder, Apple Menu, Control Panel, applications and individual folders.