MAC OS X Illustrated

MAC OS X Illustrated : A Design Graphics Field Guide

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This lavishly illustrated color manual to Mac OS X can be read as both a manual and a compelling, highly visual reference. It anticipates users' questions and problems, offering concise, visual explanations to help them make the move to Mac OS X as smooth and trouble-free as possible. It is suitable for those who are encountering a Mac for the first time, as well as existing Mac users who are transitioning from OS 9 to the new operating system. The book features simple instruction rather than technical overload. Aimed at both the novice and intermediate-level user, it gently lures and teaches readers with annotated color images of screens, menus, and tools, as well as representation of immediate concerns within OS X and a cross-reference of pertinent chapters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 187.96 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 839.14g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0764539159
  • 9780764539152

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If you hate to read manuals, this book's for you!
Ready to explore the exciting new world of Mac OS X? Here's your travel guide! Packed with full-color screen shots and diagrams, plus clear, simple instructions, it will take you step by step through the transition from OS 9 to OS X V.10.2 Jaguar, help you find and use your old files, introduce you to the cool digital hub, and protect you from all the pitfalls along the way.
* Set up OS X quickly and easily, even if this is your first Mac
* Discover the new Finder and set your Preferences
* Learn to use MacHelp and Sherlock
* Meet OS X's new user interface
* Find the old features in new places
* Search and surf the Internet with ease
* Become a power user with Unix commands and AppleScripts
* Find out how to keep your Mac healthy
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Table of contents

1. Transition to OS X.2. Getting started.3. Help, where am I?4. Mac OS Finder.5. The "digital hub".6. Quick tour of Mac OS X.7. Managing Type.8. Installing and uninstalling apps.9. Where it was and where it is now.10. Cool new things.11. 3rd party hardware and software.12. The network.13. The internet.14. Avoiding problems.15. Unix know-how.16. Taking care of OS X.17. Scripting for power users.18. Index.
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"...a concise OS X migration guide...easy-to-navigate..." (Mac World, June 2003) "...superbly an intelligent guide for beginners to OS X, this one's hard to beat..." (Mac Format - 5/5 Editors Choice, September 2003)
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