The Mac OS X Tiger Book

The Mac OS X Tiger Book

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The cat's out of the bag, and Andy Ihnatko gives you a hundred reasons to fall in love with the Tiger. Packed with sage advice - and plenty of humor - this beefy volume holds your hand through installing Tiger, helps you diagnose and cure common problems, introduces you to more shortcuts than you ever imagined, and provides tips on everything from using Spotlight to choosing a tattoo. It's not only the greatest Mac OS X guide ever, it's surely the most entertaining. You'll find new chapters on: Automator - your servant for boring-yet-complex tasks; Spotlight - to find anything on your Mac instantly; and, Dashboard - a pile of useful tools just a keystroke away. Troubleshooting step by step - amaze your friends! 'Here, I'm going to help you out before you even start leafing through this thing. If you run an $8 FireWire cable between a pair of Macs running Tiger, the OS automatically creates an ultra-high-speed network between the two, with zero help from you. It's one of the easiest and quickest ways to swap files or play network games, and you can even use this mini network to 'share' an Internet connection! See? Have the other books' authors done so much for you at this stage?
Please keep this in mind as you make your purchasing decision' - Andy Ihnatko.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 203.2 x 228.6 x 33mm | 1,133.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 500 b&w screen captures; 10 b&w photos
  • 0764579576
  • 9780764579578

Table of contents

Preface.Acknowledgments.About the Author.Contents.Part I: Using Tiger.Chapter 1: Why Having Chosen Mac OS X Was by No Means a Dopey Idea.Chapter 2: Installarama.Chapter 3: Hello, I Must Be Going (and, uh, Sleep).Chapter 4: Getting to First Base with the Mac User Interface.Chapter 5: Leopard-Skin Pillbox Mac: Monkeying with System Preferences.Chapter 6: I Don't Know Why They Call It the Finder, Either.Chapter 7: Spotlight Dance.Chapter 8: The Dock, and Why It Doesn't Stink Even a Little.Chapter 9: Just Deal with It: Apps.Chapter 10: Running Apps that God Never Intended You to Run.Chapter 11: Further on Files and Folders.Chapter 12: Using Hard Drives, CDs, DVDs, and Other Silos of Data.Chapter 13: Archiving to Analog Pulpware Substrate (Printing).Chapter 14: Networking on Copper, Air, and a Prayer.Chapter 15: The Apps Wot You Get for Nothin'.Chapter 16: Dash(board)ing All Your Hopes.Chapter 17: Automationalizing.Chapter 18: I Love People! I Want to Share My Mac!Chapter 19: I Loathe People! I Want to Secure My Mac!Part II: The Technical Bits.Chapter 20: Unix... Alas, the Name Is Its Only Funny Part.Chapter 21: Lewis and Clarking through Tiger's Directories.Part III: Bonus Material.Chapter 22: Twenty-Five Questions from My Aunt Estelle.Chapter 23: Drop the Book and Come Out Peacefully: Online Resources.Chapter 24: Troubleshooting by the Seat of Your Pants.Chapter 25: Wheels of the Mine.Index.
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About Andy Ihnatko

Andy Ihnatko, self-described as America's 42nd Most-Beloved Industry Figure, has been a leading voice in the Macintosh community for over fifteen years. Currently The Chicago Sun-Times' technology columnist, he contributes to numerous periodicals and speaks regularly at conferences and workshops. You can enjoy his blog at
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