Mastering Mac OS X

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Whether you're new to the Mac, upgrading from a previous Mac OS version, or converting from Windows or Unix, Mastering Mac OS X, Third Edition is your one-stop resource for Apple's powerhouse operating system. Filled with detailed explanations, step-by-step instructions, and thorough examples for newbies and old-timers alike, this book ...

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Covers OS X v.10.3, Panther!

On the Prowl for In-Depth, Step-by-Step, Mac OS X Coverage? Your Search Is Over

Whether you're new to the Mac, upgrading from a previous Mac OS version, or converting from Windows or Unix, Mastering Mac OS X, Third Edition is your one-stop resource for Apple's powerhouse operating system. Filled with detailed explanations, step-by-step instructions, and thorough examples for newbies and old-timers alike, this book answers all your questions and shows you how to take advantage of every aspect of Mac OS X. Expert authors Stauffer and McElhearn divulge their Mac OS X troubleshooting and problem-solving know-how. Over 900 pages of coverage includes:

  • Personalizing Mac OS X: Dock, Desktop, and Finder
  • Using the latest features including iChat AV, FontBook, FileVault and Exposé
  • Encrypting data, storing passwords, and using built-in applications
  • Connecting to, troubleshooting, and securing your Internet connection
  • Using, automating, and securing e-mail from viruses
  • Using QuickTime 6, QuickTime Pro, and iMovie to play, edit, and export movie files
  • Burning audio and data CDs and playing MP3s, Internet radio, and DVD movies
  • Importing, exporting, and editing digital images using iPhoto
  • Building a secure network and sharing files locally and over the Internet
  • Using Windows and Unix documents, networking protocols, and applications
  • Working with Terminal and Darwin command lines and Darwin applications
  • Backing up and recovering data, managing your disks and peripherals
  • Configuring and tweaking Apache, FTP serving, PHP, and MySQL
  • Quickly diagnosing and solving common system-level problems
  • Troubleshooting Classic and native applications
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782125818
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Mastering Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Stauffer is the author or co-author of over 25 books covering topics such as Web publishing, upgrading Macintoshes, and using the iMac. He's a contributor to MacAddict and a writer for a number of other publications, a humor columnist, car reviewer, speaker and the publisher of a news and entertainment magazine.

Kirk McElhearn is a freelance writer, journalist and translator. He has written user manuals for many popular Macintosh programs, and articles for publications including MacWorld magazine and TidBITS. He is also a translator for leading computer and telecommunications companies. A native New Yorker, Kirk currently lives in the French Alps.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 The Mac OS X Basics 1
Ch. 1 What Is Mac OS X and What's New? 3
Ch. 2 The Fundamentals of Mac OS X 21
Ch. 3 The Finder 51
Ch. 4 Using Native and Classic Applications 91
Ch. 5 Personalize Mac OS X 133
Ch. 6 Getting Help and Searching Your Files 167
Ch. 7 Printing and Faxing in Mac OS X 185
Ch. 8 PDFs, Fonts, and Color 215
Ch. 9 Built-In Accessory and Security Applications 235
Ch. 10 Being the Administrator: Permissions, Settings, and Adding Users 265
Pt. 2 On the Internet 287
Ch. 11 Configuring Internet Access 289
Ch. 12 The Web, Online Security, Mac, and Sherlock 319
Ch. 13 Remote Login, FTP, and iChat AV 357
Ch. 14 E-Mail and Apple Mail 381
Pt. 3 Multimedia: Images, Sound, Video 419
Ch. 15 QuickTime, QuickTime Pro, and Digital Media 421
Ch. 16 Audio, DVDs, and Speech and Handwriting Recognition 449
Ch. 17 Working with Digital Images 473
Pt. 4 Networking, Connectivity, and Portables 493
Ch. 18 Accessing Network Volumes 495
Ch. 19 Building a Network and Sharing Files 511
Ch. 20 PowerBooks, iBooks, and Mac OS X 537
Ch. 21 Mac OS X and Other Platforms 549
Pt. 5 Advanced Mac OS X Topics 569
Ch. 22 Automating Tasks with AppleScript 571
Ch. 23 Terminal and the Command Line 601
Ch. 24 Darwin Applications and Command-Line Magic 625
Ch. 25 Web Serving, FTP Serving, and Net Security 647
Pt. 6 Hardware, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance 679
Ch. 26 Peripherals, Internal Upgrades, and Disks 681
Ch. 27 Hard Disk Care, File Security, and Maintenance 705
Ch. 28 Fixing Applications and Managing Classic 737
Ch. 29 Solving System-Level Problems 759
Ch. 30 Typical Problems and Solutions 791
Pt. 7 Appendices 813
App. A Getting Installed and Set Up 815
App. B The Classic Mac OS User's Migration Guide 831
Index 849
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