The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook

The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook : Keeping Your Mac In A Digital World

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-- The essential resource for every Mac user and administrator!-- Network your Mac with Windows, NetWare and UNIX/Linux servers.-- Improve cross-platform Internet and software compatibility -- and discover the best ways to run Windows software on your Mac!Millions of Macintosh users are searching for solutions that enable them to keep their Macs while others around them are using Windows, Linux, and other platforms. Thousands of sysadmins are looking for ways to support Mac and Windows users together, without complicating life. For both groups, The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook delivers comprehensive solutions covering every aspect of Mac cross-platform integration! The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook brings together information you'd otherwise have to waste time searching for -- if you could find it at all! Learn the best ways to exchange and convert files between platforms; and how to enable Mac support on Windows NT Server, NetWare, and UNIX/Linux platforms. Discover great cross-platform tips and solutions for Photoshop, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, FileMaker Pro, Quicken, and Appleworks; and the best ways to manage fonts, printing, and backup in cross-platform environments. Compare your options for accessing Windows software from Macintoshes: emulators, PC cards, remote control software, Terminal Server, and more. Finally, learn how to integrate your Mac with Palm, Windows CE, and other PDAs. Why shouldn't you have the computer you really want? With The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook, you can!show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130850888
  • 9780130850881

About David L. Hart

David L. Hart is a science writer, editor, and Web content provider at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, where he works in a tightly integrated environment of hundreds of Macintosh, Windows NT, and UNIX systems. He is primary author of the Mac OS 8 Web Server Cookbook (Prentice Hall PTR, 1998), written with Phil Bourne.show more

Table of contents

1. A Digital World. Keep Your Mac-It's a Digital World. Looking Ahead. Does It Really Work? A Moving Target. A Well-Connected Mac.2. Sneaker Net. Removable Media. File Exchange. PC Disks on a Mac. Mac Disks on a PC. UNIX Disks on a Mac. Virus Software. File Conversion. File Names and Types. General Files. Graphics. Sound. Movies. Compression. In Short, You Need.3. Basic Mac Networking. Mac Networking Pros and Cons. Mac OS and AppleTalk Advantages. Mac OS and AppleTalk Disadvantages. Configuring Mac Networking. AppleTalk. Configuration Manager. DialAssist. Infrared. Internet. Internet Config. Location Manager. MacTCP. Modem. Network. PPP. Remote Access. Remote Access Setup. TCP/IP. High-Performance Mac Networking. Networking Summary.4. Local-Area Networks. Mac Servers. Sharing over TCP/IP Networks. Sharing with Windows and UNIX. Printing. Mac OS X Server. Windows NT Servers. NetWare Servers. UNIX Servers. Network Administration. Simple Network Management Protocol. Tools for Network Administration. SDSC's Cross-Platform Installation. AppleTalk. File Sharing. Printing. LAN Summary.5. The Internet. Internet Basics. Clients and Servers. Internet Services. Using Internet Config. The World Wide Web. Web Browsers. Netscape Communicator. Microsoft Internet Explorer. Web Servers. Personal Web Sharing. File Transfer Protocol. FTP Clients. FTP Servers. E-mail. The Most Common E-mail Problem. E-mail Clients. E-mail Servers. Mailing List Servers. An Internet Recap.6. Applications, File Formats, and Web Standards. It Should Work Just Fine. Applications. E-mail File Exchange. Windows (and Web) File Names. The Font Problem. A Font Solution? Specific Applications. Adobe Photoshop. AppleWorks. FileMaker Pro. Microsoft Office. QuarkXPress. Quicken. File Formats. "Plain" Text. Rich Text Format. Portable Document Format. PostScript. Spreadsheets and Databases. Graphics. Web Standards. HTML. Beyond HTML. CSS. DHTML. XML and XSL. VRML and X3D. JavaScript. Java. Perl. In Short, You Should.7. Camouflaging Your Mac. Simple Windows Tricks. GUI Orientation. GUI Adjustments. Terminal Emulators. Application Servers and Clients. X Window System. Windows Terminal Server. Remote Control. Non-Mac Operating Systems. Windows Emulators. UNIX and Linux for Mac. Other Emulators. PC Cards and Cheap PCs. Camouflage Recap.8. The Expanding Digital World. Peripheral Matters. ADB. USB. SCSI. FireWire. Accessibility and Assistive Technology. Computing Devices. Palm Computing Organizers. Windows CE Devices. Newton. Desktops and Laptops. Telephonic Mac. Audio-Visual Mac. MP3 Players. TV Tuners and Video Capture Cards. Digital Cameras. Macs at Work. Bar Code Readers and Point-of-Sale Software. Data Acquisition Interfaces. Global Positioning System. Macs at Home. Home Automation. Home Security. Amateur Radio. For More Information.Appendix Mac OS Networking Primer. General Network Terms. Mac Networking and Internet Terms. The Networking Layer Cake. A Note on "Classic" Macintosh Networking.Index.show more

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