Mac OS X Power User's Guide

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Whether you are a novice or a self-proclaimed Mac geek, this book has the answers you've been searching for. Learn how Mac OS X can help you accomplish everything you need to do with your computer—from system setup tasks such as installing new software and setting preferences, to cool tasks such as recording music CDs and editing digital movies. With this book as your guide, you'll not only learn the skills you need to accomplish these tasks, but you'll also learn the tips and tricks that will help you accomplish...
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Whether you are a novice or a self-proclaimed Mac geek, this book has the answers you've been searching for. Learn how Mac OS X can help you accomplish everything you need to do with your computer—from system setup tasks such as installing new software and setting preferences, to cool tasks such as recording music CDs and editing digital movies. With this book as your guide, you'll not only learn the skills you need to accomplish these tasks, but you'll also learn the tips and tricks that will help you accomplish them in the most efficient way possible. Learn how real Mac "power users" get the most out of OS X!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931841443
  • Publisher: Course Technology, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/2/2002
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Proffitt is the Managing Editor of the popular Web site Linux Today, and the author of 16 Linux and Open Source works, including The Joy of Linux. His online works are read by nearly a half million people daily.

William von Hagen has been a Unix system administrator since 1982, working on and maintaining computer hardware, operating systems, and system software. In that time, he has worked as a system administrator, systems programmer, software developer, development manager, computing facilities operations manager, writer, documentation manager, and content manager. He has been a Linux fan since 1993, and has used almost every commercial Linux distribution on the x86, PPC, and SPARC platforms. Bill is an established writer, having written three computer books, including "Hacking the TiVo" (Premier Press, 1592001114). He is well-known as an expert on PowerPC Linux systems (such as the TiVo), having written articles and reviews on this subject for Linux Format magazine (UK) and a column on this topic for Maximum Linux magazine. He has written articles for publications including Linux Magazine, Mac Tech Magazine, Mac Home Magazine, Mac Directory, and many others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xx
Part I Basic Mac OS X 1
1 Upgrading to Mac OS X 3
2 Exploring the Desktop 29
3 Setting Preferences 67
4 Connecting with OS X 107
5 Exploring the New Finder 123
6 What's under the Hood? 155
7 Working with Applications 173
8 Sherlock 197
Part II Printing, Graphics, and Multimedia 219
9 Fonts and Printing 221
10 Multimedia 241
11 The Mac Sound Machine 281
Part III Networks and Internet 315
12 File Sharing 317
13 Network Administration 341
14 E-mail 369
15 The Personal Web Server 395
16 The Internet 421
Part IV Looking More Deeply at Mac OS X 453
17 Mobile Computing 455
18 Automating Your Mac with AppleScript 475
19 Working with Unix 503
Part V Appendixes 529
A This Is a Mac--What Could Go Wrong? 531
B Where to Go for More Information 571
Index 577
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