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The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.With the release of OS-X (System 10) for the Macintosh workstation, Apple Computer has taken a dramatic leap forward to the world of preemptive multitasking, built-in support for a wide range of multimedia objects, and an underlying UNIX platform. Mac (R) OS X offers the reader an in-depth look at the core kernel of the new OS-Aqua. With unparalleled support for Internet connections, digital video, audio, QuickTime, and other rich media technologies, Mac OS-X is also capable of handling older software in Classic mode. Mac (R) OS X provides insight into every aspect of this powerful new computing platform from Apple-and is sure to please even the most diehard Macintosh user.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 228 pages
  • 212.9 x 275.8 x 10.9mm | 535.25g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130973459
  • 9780130973450

Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Naming Conventions. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. System Requirements. Prerequisites.Introduction. 1. The Macintosh Operating System. Graphics and the Mac OS. OS 9.1 in OS X.2. The Working Environment. Powering Up. The Desktop. Windows and Buttons. Anatomy of a Window. Aliases. Finder Preferences. CPUs and Memory.3. The Dock. Understanding the Dock. Customizing the Dock.4. Applications. Apple Applications. Productivity Applications.5. Text. Text Formatting. Editing Text. Text Utilities. Fonts.Review #1. 6. Users and Security. Sharing Your Computer. The Users Pane. iDisk. The Trash. Smart Computing.7. Mail and the Internet. Getting Connected for Mail. Sending and Receiving Mail.8. Settings. Customizing the OS.9. Printing. Output.10. iTools. Using iTools. iDisk. iCards. HomePage. iMovie.Review #2. Glossary. Index.
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"I have been pleased with the progression of the books. Leading smoothly from one subject to another within one book as well as the smooth transition between courses."-Andreen Hull, Electronic Imaging Trainer, Hanley Graphic Products Co."The Against the Clock textbooks have been used in our Graphic Communications Technology program for several years and they have worked very well. They relate to the 'real world' focus was the determining factor for the adoption of the series for our program."-Doris Anton, Wichita Area Technical College"During the past few years, I have plowed through several tutorials designed to teach difficult and complex graphics programs. The Against the Clock series is the clearest, most comprehensive, and easiest way to learn difficult, high-end graphics program."-Lori Lorion, Reedley College
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About Inc. Against the Clock

Dwayne Ferguson is a Professor at Gibbs College in Montclaire, New Jersey where he has been teaching in the Visual Communications Department for two years. CEO of DIEHARD Studio, Dwayne and his associates specialize in illustration, 3D animation, and writing. Ferguson is' the art director of the animated TV series Mutant League and the author of the children's novel series, Kid Caramel: Private Investigator, nominated for the Coretta Scott King award. Dwayne holds a BA in graphic design and advertising from Rutgers University.
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