Dr. MAC: the OS X Files

Dr. MAC: the OS X Files

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This updated edition offers advice, suggestions, diagnoses, prescriptions and cures for Mac OS X users.show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 188 x 234.2 x 29.5mm | 453.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 2nd edition
  • 0764540688
  • 9780764540684

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At last, the long-awaited update of Dr. Mac: The OS X Files-loaded with new tricks and tips to turn you into a power user! Macintosh main man Bob LeVitus covers everything that's new about OS X, Panther, and beyond. Learn all the cool shortcuts, ways to customize OS X to fit your needs, fun things you can do with Unix, remedies for a sick Mac, and so much more. Plus you'll get a whole new crop of recommendations from power users all over the world, more MacStyles of the Not-So-Rich-And-Famous, and all the other great features for which Dr. Mac is known and loved.Q: What's a power user, anyway?A. Someone who uses a Mac better, faster, or more elegantly than you do B. Someone who can answer a Mac-related question you can't C. Someone who gets a lot done with a Mac and has a heck of a good time D. All of the aboveThe answer? D, naturally!A Dr. Mac samplerRetrieve your old stuff on a trip through the Classic environmentCruise the Unix(R) shell and the Terminal program, learn shell command-line editing shortcuts, and discover 10 useful step-by-step Unix techniques for OS XCustomize OS X and have Panther eating out of your handDiscover how to find anything and everything for your Mac on the InternetTour Dr. Mac's office, see how he configures his workstation, and check out his list of recommended softwareshow more

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I: In the Beginning: The Basics; Chapter 1: In the Beginning; Chapter 2: Mastering the OS X Finder; Chapter 3: Hard Disk Organization (and Navigation) Made Easy; Chapter 4: Protecting Your Work; Part II: On Becoming a Power User; Chapter 5: Getting More Out of the Internet; Chapter 6: The Classic Environment; Chapter 7: Hardware That Makes Your Mac More Powerful; Chapter 8: When Good Macs Go Bad; Chapter 9: Customizing Mac OS X; Part III: The Power of Unix and AppleScript; Chapter 10: More Than Enough Unix to Get By; Chapter 11: More Unix for Power Users; Chapter 12: Users, and Groups, and NetInfo (Oh My!) Chapter 13: AppleScript for OS X; Part IV: The Cool Stuff at the Back of the Book; Chapter 14: Highly Recommended Software; Chapter 15: What Other Power Users Think You Should Know about OS X.show more

About Bob Levitus

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has written more than 38 computer books that have sold over a million copies worldwide, among them Mac OS X For Dummies, The Little iTunes Book, and the previous edition of Dr. Mac: The OS X Files. He is currently the Macintosh columnist for the Houston Chronicle, "head forum geek" at OSFAQ.com, and host of the weekly Inside Mac Radio Show on KNEW in San Francisco. Bob lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Lisa, their son and daughter, and assorted furred, feathered, and scaly housemates.show more

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