How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

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Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how Mac?s new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 202.7 x 253.5 x 15mm | 694.01g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • Millennium
  • colour illustrations
  • 0789724286
  • 9780789724281

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Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how MacAs new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."
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Table of contents

Introduction.
I. INSIDE THE MAC.

1. Inside the iMac.
2. Inside the Power Mac.
3. Inside the PowerBook and iBook.
II. MAC OS.

4. How Startup Works.
5. How the Mac OS Works.
6. How the Finder Works.
III. PROCESSOR AND MEMORY.

7. Binary Numbers and Transistors.
8. How the Processor Works.
9. How RAM Works.
10. How Virtual Memory Works.
11. How a Cache Works.
12. How a RAM Disk Works.
IV. DISK STORAGE.

13. How a Floppy-Disk Drive Works.
14. How a Hard-Disk Drive Works.
15. How Optical and Zip Storage Works.
V. GETTING INFORMATION IN AND OUT.

16. How USB Works.
17. How FireWire Works.
18. How the Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad Work.
19. How SCSI Works.
20. How Expansion Slots Work.
21. How Multimedia Works.
VI. DISPLAY.

22. How QuickDraw Works.
23. How Aqua Works.
24. How a CRT Display Works.
25. How Flat-Panel Displays Work.
VII. NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET.

26. How Mac OS Networks.
27. How Networks Work.
28. How Wireless Networks Work.
29. How Internet Connections Work.
VIII. PRINTING AND PUBLISHING.

30. How Printers Work.
31. How PostScript Works.
32. How Print Publishing Works.
33. How Web Publishing Works.
Index.
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About K. Daniel Clark

John Rizzo, co-author or How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a contributing editor for MacUser, a frequent contributor to Computer Currents, and the author of MacUser Guide to Connectivity. K. Daniel Clark, co-author of How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a freelance informational-graphics designer for international print, CD-ROM, and online publishers. Both Rizzo and Clark live in San Francisco.
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