The Little Mac OS X Book

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Simply put, there is no other computer book author who documents the Macintosh operating system the way Robin Williams does. With the recent release of Mac OS X, she comes to the aid of new Mac owners looking for a friendly introduction to computer basics, as well as veteran Macintosh users awaiting a how-to guide for this brand-new operating system. The Little Mac OS X Book shows readers all they need to know about Mac basics: starting up, using the mouse, and working with menus, folders, and icons. Readers will...

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Overview

Simply put, there is no other computer book author who documents the Macintosh operating system the way Robin Williams does. With the recent release of Mac OS X, she comes to the aid of new Mac owners looking for a friendly introduction to computer basics, as well as veteran Macintosh users awaiting a how-to guide for this brand-new operating system. The Little Mac OS X Book shows readers all they need to know about Mac basics: starting up, using the mouse, and working with menus, folders, and icons. Readers will also learn how to connect to the Internet, how to word process, and how to use Sherlock to search for files on your hard drive or for information on the Web.

Fully re-written from the ground up, The Little Mac OS X Book also covers all the new features of OS X such as protected memory and true multitasking, as well as the new Aqua interface and the Dock. Robin Williams provides a gentle, friendly guide to the Macintosh and OS X for new and experienced users alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201748666
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Little Book Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 824
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Williams is a fourth-generation Californian on both sides, born in Berkeley and raised in the Bay Area. She lived in Sonoma County for 15 years, then in 1993, she packed up her kids, the dog, and two cats and moved to New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. START HERE.

1. For Experienced Mac OS 9 Users: “Where'd it Go!”

2. What is all This?

3. Tutorial.

II. THE BASICS.

4. All About the Mouse (or Trackpad).

5. Keys and the Keyboard.

6. Menus and Shortcuts.

7. Understanding Icons.

8. All About Using the Dock.

9. Understanding the Desktop and the Finder.

10. How to Use Windows.

11. How to Use Folders.

12. Selecting and Copying Files.

13. Opening Documents and Applications.

14. Word Processing (Typing).

15. Saving Your Documents.

16. Printing Your Documents.

17. Closing and Quitting.

18. Trashing Files.

19. Ejecting Disks.

20. Shut Down or Restart.

III. BEYOND THE BASICS.

21. Multiple Users and Their Homes.

22. Customizing Your Mac with System Preferences.

23. Using Aliases.

24. Using Favorites.

25. Finding Things with Sherlock.

26. Managing Your Fonts.

27. Show Info.

28. Using Some of the Included Applications and Utilities.

29. Hard Disk vs. Memory.

IV. THE INTERNET.

30. What is the Internet?

31. Using the World Wide Web.

32. Connecting to the Internet and the Web.

33. Email, iTools, and iDisk.

V. BASIC NETWORKING AND SHARING.

34. How to Share Files with Multiple Users on One Computer.

35. How to Share Files in a Small Office or Home.

36. How to Share Files Across the Internet.

37. Using Keychain Access.

VI. EXTRA STUFF.

38. Using the Classic Environment (Mac OS 9).

39. Parts and Peripherals.

40. Reformatting and Portions.

41. Visual Clues.

42. Extra Tips.

43. Glossary.

VII. APPENDICES.

Special Characters and Accent Marks.

Zapf Dingbats Chars.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    The Only Book You Need

    I have had it for 1 month. Before then, I never owned a Mac and new nothing about them. With the exception of iphoto (which it does not cover), this book has provided the answer to every question I have had.

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