Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide

Overview

There's a new cat in town, and Mac OS X Tiger is the next big thing from Apple. The latest version of Mac OS X, Tiger is faster than its predecessors, and packs a host of new features including Spotlight, Dashboard, a totally new Mail application, Automator for making complex tasks simple, and many more.The Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide introduces you to the fundamental concepts of using Mac OS X Tiger. The book starts out with a quick run down of Tiger's cool new features, including the new RSS screen saver and ...

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Overview

There's a new cat in town, and Mac OS X Tiger is the next big thing from Apple. The latest version of Mac OS X, Tiger is faster than its predecessors, and packs a host of new features including Spotlight, Dashboard, a totally new Mail application, Automator for making complex tasks simple, and many more.The Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide introduces you to the fundamental concepts of using Mac OS X Tiger. The book starts out with a quick run down of Tiger's cool new features, including the new RSS screen saver and the built-in dictionary/thesaurus you can use from any application.The Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide shows you how to use the Finder, the Dock, Expos , Spotlight, Dashboard, including tips, tricks, and keyboard shortcuts along the way. You'll learn how to configure your Tiger system using the System Preferences application, and also how to keep your Mac secure with things like FileVault, the Password Assistant, and Tiger's enhanced Firewall capabilities. And because Mac OS X Tiger is Unix-based, you'll also learn how to issue basic Unix commands using the Terminal application.This handy book has over 250 tips and tricks for using and configuring your Mac OS X system, and has been completely revised to cover Mac OS X Tiger.Chuck Toporek has been using Macs since 1988, and is the author of Inside .Mac. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, cat, and far too many books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009144
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Edition description: 4TH POCKET
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 4.24 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Toporek cut his teeth on a Mac II system when he got his first job in publishing in 1988, and has been using them ever since. Chuck is the editor in charge of the Mac OS X/Apple Developer Connection (ADC) series for O'Reilly & Associates. He's also the co-author of the Mac OS X in a Nutshell and Inside .Mac.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I What's new in Tiger?
Pt. II Mac OS X survival guide
Pt. III Mac OS X basics
Pt. IV System preferences
Pt. V Applications and utilities
Pt. VI Unix basics
Pt. VII Configuring your Mac
Pt. VIII Special characters
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