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

by Mark L. Chambers



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Mac OS "X Panther" All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

7 books in 1 - your key to taming the Panther!

Your one-stop guide to setting up OS X and using the latest Panther features

Wow - a whole set of OS X guides under one cover! All the new stuff is here, like iChat AV, Fast User Switching, and all the iLife(TM) applications including iTunes??4, Expose, and the latest incarnations of the Finder(TM) and Apple Mail??. Customize your Panther, explore the digital hub, check into AirPort, and enjoy it all!

The Dummies Way

• Coverage of the essentials and beyond

• Explanations in plain English

• "Get in, get out" information

• Thumbtabs and other navigation aids

• Tear-out cheat sheet

• A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

• Navigate OS X and run programs

• Make repairs with Disk Utility

• Set up multiuser accounts

• Use iTunes and iPod(TM)

• Expand Internet storage with iDisk

• Upgrade your internal hard drive

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764543258
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 740
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.58(d)

About the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmar, hardware technician, and unabashed Mac OS X fan. He’s the author of more than 15 computer books including Teach Yourself Visually™ the iMac® and CD & DVD Recording For Dummies. His books have been translated into 12 different languages so far. mark welcomes all comments and questions about his books. You can reach him at

Table of Contents


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 3.

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 AV.

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari.

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online.

Book V: Networking in 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.


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