Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours, 2/e
John Ray, Robyn Ness
Underneath the colorful interface of Mac OS X is a powerful, complicated operating system based on BSD Unix. And Mac users of all kinds need help both in figuring out how to run OS X and in understanding how it worked and how to get the most out of it.
In late Summer 2002 Apple is expected to release a new version of OS X -- code-named "Jaguar" -- that will add some end user features (like iChat), and that will improve OS X's stability.
The second edition of Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours helps new users to understand how the new OS (different from the traditional Mac OS, as well as Windows) functions, and how to use it successfully. The book also explores how to use the native OS X applications that ship with the product.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO MAC OS X.
Hour 1. A Tour of Mac OS X.
Hour 2. Using the Finder and the Dock.
Hour 3. Basic Applications for Productivity and Recreation.
Hour 4. Installing New Applications.
II. GRAPHICS AND MULTIMEDIA.
Hour 5. iTunes.
Hour 6. iPhoto.
Hour 7. QuickTime and iMovie.
Hour 8. DVD Player and iDVD.
III. NETWORK AND INTERNET.
Hour 9. Setting Up Mac OS X Networking.
Hour 10. Web Browsing and .Mac Membership.
Hour 11. Sherlock.
Hour 12. Mail and iChat.
Hour 13. Using Network Sharing.
Hour 14. Keychain Access and Network Utility.
IV. ADVANCED SYSTEM CONFIGURATION.
Hour 15. Sharing Your System: Multiple Users.
Hour 16. Setting Up Printers and Fonts.
Hour 17. Monitors and ColorSync.
Hour 18. Accessibility Features and Additional System Preferences.
V. ADVANCED MAC OS X FEATURES.
Hour 19. Automating Tasks with AppleScript.
Hour 20. UNIX Command Line Tour.
Hour 21. UNIX Advantages: The Power of UNIX.
Hour 22. System Utilities and Monitors.
Hour 23. Security Considerations.
Hour 24. Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
Appendix A. Installing Mac OS X.
Appendix B. Running Classic Applications.
Appendix C. Working with Files, Folders, and Applications.