Mac OS X Panther Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
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Mac OS X Panther Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

by Rael Dornfest, James Duncan Davidson, James Duncan Davison
     
 

Like the animal it's named for, Mac OS X Panther is beautiful, sleek, superbly efficient, dangerously alluring, and all muscle under the surface. Beneath its appealing interface, it's a hard-working machine. Those coming to Mac OS X from previous incarnations of the operating system recognize much of the friendly face of the Macintosh they're used to, but they're

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Like the animal it's named for, Mac OS X Panther is beautiful, sleek, superbly efficient, dangerously alluring, and all muscle under the surface. Beneath its appealing interface, it's a hard-working machine. Those coming to Mac OS X from previous incarnations of the operating system recognize much of the friendly face of the Macintosh they're used to, but they're also plunged into a whole new world. Unix converts to Mac OS X find a familiar FreeBSD-like operating system at the core and many of the command-line applications that they're familiar with: it's like an open invitation to roll up their sleeves and hack.Mac OS X Panther Hacks brings together the perfect combination of tips, tricks, and tools to help serious Mac users—regardless of their background—get the most from their machines. This revised collection reflects the real-world know how of those well-steeped in Unix history and expertise, sharing their no-nonsense, sometimes quick-and-dirty solutions to administering and taking full advantage of everything a Unix desktop has to offer: Web, Mail, and FTP serving, security services, SSH, Perl and shell scripting, compiling, configuring, scheduling, networking, and hacking. Add to that the experience of die-hard Macintosh users, customizing and modifying their hardware and software to meet their needs. The end result is cool stuff no power user should be without.The hacks in the book range from the quick and easy to the more complex. Each can be read easily in a few minutes, saving countless hours of searching for the right answer. Mac OS X Panther Hacks provides direct, hands-on solutions in topics such as:

  • User Interface
  • Accessories (iPod, USB devices, mobile phones, PDAs, etc.)
  • Wired and wireless networking (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Email (servers and clients)
  • Web (servers and clients)
  • Messaging (iChat and associated apps)
  • Printing and Faxing (sharing printers, fax server, etc.)
  • Multimedia
If you want more than your average Mac user—you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create useful tools, and come up with fun things to try on your own—this book will set you on the right track. Written for users who need to go beyond what's covered in conventional manuals—Mac OS X Panther Hacks will bring your Mac to its full potential.

Editorial Reviews

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Running Mac OS X Panther? Bet you didn’t know you could add keyboard shortcuts to your favorite Safari bookmarks. Or share your Address Book and iCal calendar with a colleague, and stay synced automatically. Or feed streaming audio to your iPod. Or transform your Mac into a full-fledged mail server. You can do all that, and about 96 other surprising things, with Mac OS X Hacks.

Like: automatically grab copies of web pages for offline viewing. Or search your email using a Google-like interface. Or build a household MP3 server using Rendezvous. Or make a restorable “carbon copy” of your hard drive. Or read your old iChat conversations. A little scripting, a little freeware, and there’s no end to what your Mac can do. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596007188
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/11/2004
Series:
Hacks Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.24(d)

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Meet the Author

Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog.

James Duncan Davidson is a freelance author, software developer, and consultant focusing on Mac OS X, Java, XML, and open source technologies. He is the author of Learning Cocoa with Objective-C (published by O'Reilly & Associates) and is a frequent contributor to the O'Reilly Network online website as well as publisher of his own website, x180 (http://www.x180.net), where he keeps his popular weblog. Duncan was the creator of Apache Tomcat and Apache Ant and was instrumental in their donation to the Apache Software Foundation by Sun Microsystems . While working at Sun, he authored two versions of the Java Servlet API specification as well as the Java API for XML Processing. Duncan regularly presents at conferences all over the world on topics ranging from open source and collaborative development to programming Java more effectively. He didn't graduate with a Computer Science degree, but sees that as a benefit in helping explain how software works. His educational background is in Architecture (the bricks and mortar kind), the essence of which he applies to every software problem that finds him. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.

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