Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
Desktop icons are icons that appear on the Mac OS X Desktop. The most common (and most important) icon on the Mac OS X Desktop is the "Macintosh HD" icon. It is represented as follows:
As you can see, the picture represents an internal hard drive. If you have connected an external hard drive to your Mac via a firewire port, the hard drive icon will be represented as follows:
If you insert a DVD into your Mac the disc will get mounted and a DVD icon will be shown to represent it:
As you keep adding items (documents, pictures, songs, applications, and so on) to the Desktop, you'll begin to notice that Mac OS X will represent the item with an appropriate icon. You can even customize your icons in Mac OS X.