Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide, 3/e (Paperback)

Chuck Toporek

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2003-11-14
  • 定價: $300
  • 售價: 3.3$99
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 168
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006160
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006167
  • 相關分類: MAC OS 蘋果電腦

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Summary

Mac OS® X swept many Mac users off their feet with its sharp looking interface and no-nonsense, rock solid Unix® core. Well before its glow had begun to fade, the original Mac OS was replaced with Mac OS X, along with a suite of new applications and system improvements. Now there's Panther, which--like its big cat predecessor, Jaguar--brings lots of improvements to Mac OS X. Some are subtle, like faster boot time, while others are drastic but welcome, such as a much-improved Finder® and iChat™ AV, which brings audio and video chat capabilities to the Mac.

While it's still Mac OS X, Panther is definitely a different kind of animal, and mastering it can take a little work. The new Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide provides the information you'll need most in a concise and easy to use format, perfect for putting you at ease with Panther. Thoroughly updated, this slim book introduces you to the fundamental concepts of Mac OS X Panther. It also features a handy "Mac OS X Survival Guide," telling Mac users what's changed from Mac OS 9, and helps Windows® and Unix converts get acclimated to their new OS.

Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide provides a roadmap to the latest Mac operating system, including how to use tools as the newly revamped Finder and Dock. The book includes an overview of the System Preferences, as well as an introduction to the Unix shell and the Terminal application. It covers all the essentials, and provides instant help when you need it at your keyboard or on the road.

This compact guide also includes a quick reference for creating special characters and a listing of basic keyboard commands. If you need to add or remove a user, correct preferences, log in, log out, tune the Dock, or change passwords, you'll find the information you need easily in a book that really can fit in your back pocket. With more than 250 tips and tricks, this practical, to-the-point book is a small but powerful resource for unleashing the power of Mac OS X Panther.

Table of Contents

   Introduction
   Part I: Mac OS X Survival Guide
     Changes to Mac OS X from Mac OS 9
            The Apple Menu
            Think System Preferences, Not Control Panels
            Other Missing Items
     Tips for Switchers
            General Tips for Switchers
            Tips for Windows Switchers
            Tips for Unix Switchers
   Part II: Mac OS X Basics
     Window Controls
     Window Tips
     The Finder
            The Finder's Toolbar
            The Finder's Sidebar
            Searching from the Finder
            Finder Tips
     Keyboard Shortcuts
            Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
            Startup and Shutdown Keys
     The Dock
            Using and Configuring the Dock
            Dock Tricks
     Expos?
     Mac OS X and the Classic Environment
     Users and Logging In
            Tips for Users
            User Subdirectories
            The root User Account
            Get Info and Setting File Permissions
   Part III: System Tools
     System Preferences
            Personal
            Hardware
            Internet & Network
            System
     Applications and Utilities
            Applications
            Utilities
     Xcode Tools
            Installing the Xcode Tools
            Overview of the Xcode Tools
   Part IV: Mac OS X Unix Basics
     Configuring and Using the Terminal
            Terminal Settings
            Keyboard Shortcuts
     Command-Line Editing with bash
            Emacs Mode
            vi Mode
            Additional bash Shortcuts
     Additional Shell Commands
            defaults
            open
     Basic Unix Commands
   Part V: Task and Setting Index
     Task and Setting Index
            Customizing the System
            Files and Folders
            Fonts and Font Management
            Searching for and Locating Files
            Obtaining Information About the System
            Internet, Web, and Email
            Modems and Dial-Up Networking
            Networking
            Printer Configuration and Printing
            Maintenance and Troubleshooting
   Special Characters
   Index