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How Macs Work, Millennium Edition
     

How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

by John Rizzo, K. Daniel Clark (Joint Author)
 

Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts

Overview

Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how Mac¿s new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."

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Just because you can see through the hood of an iMac doesn't mean you know how the darned thing works. If you're curious about what really happens inside your Mac when you pull down a menu or run a QuickTime movie or send a file to a PostScript printer, How the Mac Works is for you.

As befits a Mac book, How the Mac Works is intensely visual -- full of images, flowcharts, and just enough text to explain what's going on inside the hardware and inside the software (both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X). Want to know exactly what happens when you start your Mac? What all that virtual memory stuff is about? What really happens when you delete a file? How USB and FireWire work? How AirPort wireless networking works? You'll find it all here.

This isn't a troubleshooting guide, but it gives you a great sense of the landscape that'll be invaluable when you do need to troubleshoot. But troubleshooting aside, if you're one of the millions who spend more time with their Macs than with their families, isn't it about time you knew what made them tick? (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789724281
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Series:
How It Works Series
Edition description:
Millennium
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

John Rizzo, co-author or How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a contributing editor for MacUser, a frequent contributor to Computer Currents, and the author of MacUser Guide to Connectivity. K. Daniel Clark, co-author of How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a freelance informational-graphics designer for international print, CD-ROM, and online publishers. Both Rizzo and Clark live in San Francisco.

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