OS X Introduction
For those of you unfamiliar with OS X, please spend a few minutes running through the basic operations.
You have to log in, using your domain username and password
OS X is a multi-user operating system with security barriers between users, individual preferences and a host of other great features. Each Wellesley student has her own username and password (the same domain password used for the Windows machines). Please make sure you're logged in as yourself.
Please don't customize the machine (such as installing applications), since you'll affect other users. The machines are refreshed often, so don't store files on the hard drive overnight.
The area at the bottom is the "dock," which holds icons of certain
programs, such as Safari, Firefox and FirstClass. Many other programs
are on the machine, which you can find in the
(1) Single-click on the "dock" icon to launch
Try launching Safari (icon like a compass). Notice that the menus at the
top of the screen have changed. Notice the bright dot under the Safari icon
on the dock. To terminate an application, find the
You can also try launching Firefox. (We'll use both in this class.) It is also on the dock.
Try launching FirstClass, too. (You might take this opportunity to put the CS110-F10 course conference and the CS110-Announcements subconference on your FC desktop.)
(2) Search in the Applications folder near the right end of the dock, or
Computer Science 110
Date Created: January 2006