Sams Teach Yourself MAC OS X in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself MAC OS X in 24 Hours

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  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 28mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 18 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0672322846
  • ISBN 13: 9780672322846

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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours will help new users to understand how the new OS (different from the traditional Mac OS, as well as Windows) will function, and how to use it successfully. The book will also explore how to use the native OS X applications that ship with the product. Specifically, the book will teach the reader how to install and configure OS X at a basic and advanced level, make use of Classic, Carbon, and Cocoa programs, create a network, use the UNIX command line and applications, and much more.

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John Ray is an award-winning developer and security consultant with more than 16 years of programming and administration experience. He has worked on projects for the FCC, the National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Xerox, and the State of Florida, as well as serving as IT Director for Blue Cosmos Design, Inc. John has written or contributed to more than 10 titles currently in print, including Mac OS X Unleashed, Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 in 21 Days, and Maximum Linux Security. He bought his first Macintosh in 1984 and remains a strong proponent for the computer and operating system that revolutionized the industry. Robyn Ness holds a master's degree in psychology with a specialization in judgment and decision making. She currently works as a Web developer for the department of Communications and Technology at The Ohio State University, focusing on issues of usability and content design. Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours marks Robyn's first Sams publication.

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Q&A, and Workshop.) Introduction. I. INTRODUCTION TO MAC OS X. Hour 1. Preparing for Mac OS X. Are You Ready for OS X? Preparing Your Hard Drive for Mac OS X. Task: Partitioning Your Drive. Installing Mac OS 9. Task: Installing Mac OS X. The Mac OS X Setup Assistant. Understanding Mac OS X Architecture. Hour 2. A Mac OS X Tour. Welcome to Mac OS X! System Preferences. The Mac OS X Desktop. Hour 3. Using the Finder and Dock. The Finder Window. The File System. The Finder Menu Bar. Task: Burn a Disc. The Dock. Hour 4. Running Classic Applications. The Classic Environment. Task: Launching Classic. The Boot Process. Running Classic Applications. Classic Options. Task: Direct Booting to Mac OS 9 and Back to OS X. Hour 5. The Basic Productivity Applications. Desk Accessories. TextEdit. Chess. Hour 6. Installing New Applications. Software Sources. Task: Downloading and Installing Software. Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander. Software Considerations in a Multiuser System. Some Software Suggestions. II. GRAPHICS AND MULTIMEDIA. Hour 7. Accessing Your Media Collection. iTunes. Task: Creating and Working with Playlists. DVD Player. Hour 8. Working with Digital Video. QuickTime. iMovie. Hour 9. Digital Imaging and Graphic Utilities. Task: Downloading Images with Image Capture. Using Automatic Tasks. DigitalColor Meter. Grab. Preview. III. NETWORK AND INTERNET. Hour 10. Setting Up Mac OS X Networking. Creating an Internet Connection. Setting Network Port Priorities and Locations. Using Internet Connect. Hour 11. Web Browsing and iTools. The Internet Explorer Interface. Task: Using the Address Bar and the Button Bar. Task: Using and Adding Favorites in the Explorer Bar. Task: Downloading a File. iTools. Task: Making an iCard. Task: Creating a Home Page. Hour 12. Electronic Messaging. Mail. Address Book. Hour 13. Using Network Sharing. Macintosh AppleShare File Sharing. Task: Setting Folder Permissions. Activating Web Sharing. Command-Line File Sharing. Hour 14. Network Utilities and Helpers. Sherlock. Task: Create Customized Channels. Keychain Access. Network Utility: A Quick Overview. IV. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION. Hour 15. Sharing Your System: Multiple Users. Understanding Mac OS X User Accounts. Logging In. Adding and Removing Users. Controlling File Permissions. Understanding Groups. The root Account. Hour 16. Setting Up Printers and Fonts. Using Print Center. Common Printer Settings. Adding Fonts. Using the Mac OS X Font Panel. Hour 17. Monitors and ColorSync. Introduction to ColorSync. Configuring Displays. Using the Display Calibrator Assistant. Task: Calibrate Your Display. ColorSync System Preferences Panel. ColorSync Utility. Hour 18. Additional System Preferences. Personal System Preferences. Hardware System Preferences. Internet and Network System Preferences. System Preferences. V. ADVANCED MAC OS X FEATURES. Hour 19. Automating Tasks with AppleScript. What Is AppleScript? Using the Script Editor. Scripting Syntax. Script Runner. Hour 20. Unix Command-line Tour. Terminal: The Window to the Underworld. Working with Files: Basic Commands. Process Management. Server Administration. Getting Help with Manpages. Other Useful Commands. Hour 21. Unix Advantages: The Power of Unix. Scripting Languages. X Window System. Server Applications and Tools. Hour 22. System Utilities and Monitors. Disk Utility. Disk Copy. Task: Creating Disk Images. Task: Burning CDs. System Profiler. ProcessViewer. Force-Quit a Process. CPU Monitor. Task: Adding the CPU Monitor to Your Menu Bar. Hour 23. Security Considerations. Traditional Versus Modern Mac Security. Implementing Local System Security. Maintaining Security Online. Hour 24. Maintenance and Troubleshooting. Automating Software Updates. Backing Up Your Data. Task: Creating and Extracting TAR Archives. Diagnostics. Restoring the Administrator Password. Viruses. VI. APPENDIX. Appendix A: Working with Files, Folders, and Applications. Renaming Files. Copying Files and Folders. Deleting Files and Folders. Creating Aliases. Opening Unrecognized Files. Force-Quitting Applications with Process Manager. Index.