Mac OS X All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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* The perfect companion to help cut through the clutter and get started with Apple's powerful new operating system, Mac OS X
* Helps users quickly get up to speed with Mac OS X and the many powerful software applications included with the operating system
* Covers key features such as using classic mode, personalizing the desktop, getting on the
* Internet, using Apple Mail, and going digital with iTunes, ...

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Overview

* The perfect companion to help cut through the clutter and get started with Apple's powerful new operating system, Mac OS X
* Helps users quickly get up to speed with Mac OS X and the many powerful software applications included with the operating system
* Covers key features such as using classic mode, personalizing the desktop, getting on the
* Internet, using Apple Mail, and going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and Apple DVD
* Combines the following eight minibooks into one reference: Introducing Mac OS X, Customizing OS X, The Digital Hub, The Internet, Networking, Expanding Your System, AppleWorks, and Advanced Mac OS X

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764517969
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is a writer, tech editor, and unabashed Mac OS X fan. He's the author of Teach Yourself Visually the iMac, CD & DVD Recording For Dummies, and other For Dummies titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Introducing Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs.

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping.

Chapter 4: Using Sherlock 3: It's Elementary!

Chapter 5: Keeping Track with the Address Book.

Chapter 6: The Joys of Maintenance.

Chapter 7: Using Classic Mode.

Chapter 8: Getting Help for the Big X.

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting the X.

Book II: Customizing and Sharing.

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams.

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch.

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences.

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multi-User Accounts.

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit.

Book III: The Digital Hub.

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple.

Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod.

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto.

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie.

Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD 2.

Chapter 6: No, It's Not Called "iQuickTime".

Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater.

Book IV: The Typical Internet Stuff.

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet.

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail.

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat.

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.

Chapter 5: Going Places with Internet Explorer.

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online.

Book V: Networking in Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network.

Chapter 2: Using Your Network.

Chapter 3: You May Even Need AppleTalk.

Chapter 4: Going Wireless.

Chapter 5: Sharing that Precious Internet Thing.

Book VI: Expanding Your System.

Chapter 1: Hardware that Will Make You Giddy.

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir.

Chapter 3: Port-o-rama: Using USB and FireWire.

Chapter 4: I'm Okay, You're a Printer.

Chapter 5: Programs that You've (Probably) Gotta Have.

Book VII: Advanced Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath.

Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks.

Chapter 3: Forget Hal! Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh.

Chapter 4: Hosting a Web Site à la OS X.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    Definitely the Jaguar guide everyone can use!

    I found this book to be comprehensive and easy to understand. It's all the information that any typical Jaguar user is going to need, and the step by step coverage is really well-done! There's no heavy technical content that would only interest programmers and geeks like you find in a book that costs 10 bucks more, but you do get networking how-to's for Windows networks, AppleScript material and one of the best chapters on upgrading your Mac that I've ever read. To sum up, this book is accurate, detailed, well- written and a valuable resource for your desk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    Not Much Content

    Previously purchased one of the Mac 'bible' books to learn OS 8 years ago and it was great. In comparing this book to that, it truly is for dummies. The sections you really need help on, like CD or DVD burning, are met with in-book ads for his other books. Too much is covered that everybody by now knows, not enough of what the new capabilties of the OS are.

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