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Mac OS X Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide

by Maria Langer

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Designed for more experienced users who know the basics of file management and working with the Macintosh desktop, Mac OS X Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide provides more advanced information in an accessible format. Veteran Macintosh columnist and author Maria Langer shows readers the basics of OS X, including networking and telecommunications, security, fine-tuning functionality, customizing Mac OS X, working with OS X server, and more. The Visual QuickPro Guide format offers an easy, visual approach to teaching Mac OS X, using plenty of pictures and concise, straightforward commentary.


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Mac OS X for Dummies ,

by Bob Levitus



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Prima Publishing

Mac OS X Fast & Easy

by Lisa A. Bucki

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Mac OS X Fast & Easy provides just what you need to get up and running quickly with Apple's latest operating system. Isn't that what it's all about--making software easy, fast, and fun to learn? This book provides the foundation you need to move on to more complex features. The visual, step-by-step format delivers an enriching experience without the need to spend hours and hours wading through boring text.

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Mac OS X Server Administrator's Guide

by Andrew Russell, John Welch

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This book, targeted toward the more experienced Mac user, is an advanced guide to administering Mac networks and other networks that incorporate Mac machines. If you are a Mac administrator who is unfamiliar with UNIX and the new OS and who needs expert advice on working with the new UNIX kernel, this book is for you. You will quickly get up to speed with UNIX commands you need, leaving more time to focus on networking your Macs. This book also covers the most often used Mac OS features, including AppleTalk and TCP/IP protocol stacks.

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(Prima Tech) A guide to installing, configuring, and managing the Mac OS X Server, teaching all of the basics and how to compare Mac OS X to other products like Unix and AppleShare IP. The CD-ROM contains trial versions of three different kinds of software, and full versions of five more, such as OpenUp and OmniLibrarian.


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Mac OS X Little Black Book: A Complete Guide to Migrating and Settiing Up Mac OS X

by Gene Steinberg



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Mac OS X : The Complete Reference (The Complete Reference)

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Peachpit Press; ISBN: 0201709007

Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Maria Langer

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Beginner to intermediate level guide to using Mac OS X, with straightforward, simple explanations of concepts, coupled with illuminating screen shots and illustrations. Includes thumb tabs for easy page-flipping, and a companion Web site with news and updates. Also includes sections on iTunes and iTools. Softcover.

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Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide provides step-by-step instruction in how to use Apple's Mac OS X, taking an easy, visual approach. Beginners, and professionals moving up to the newest version of the operating system, can quickly learn to use the features and capabilities of Mac OS X. Detailed explanation of how to install, set up, configure, and use the OS are covered, along with instructions on how to use many of the applications Apple will ship with the new OS.

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Prentice Hall Computer Books

MAC OS X Web Server Handbook

by David L. Hart

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A handbook for using Mac OS X Web Server, covering every issue from Web server setup through database integration. Also features coverage of e-mail, XML, e-commerce, managing servers and sites, implementing Web security, delivering live and streaming media, and custom interactivity with Perl, PHP, and other scripting languages. Softcover.

From the Inside Flap

This book was assembled for three groups of people:

1. Mac addicts who will use a Mac for their Internet server even if they have to write the code themselves,

2. Users who are considering Macs for their Internet server but aren't sure if Macs are up to it, and

3. Webmasters, regardless of platform, who might be seeking some information about the potential of Mac OS X for their servers.

To the Mac addicts, I'd like to say: Relax. Setting up a solid, secure Mac OS X Internet server is just as easy as installing any Mac application. It might take as little as three mouse clicks (see Chapter 7).

To those of you considering a Mac OS X Web server, I'll just say: If you want an Apache Web server that takes about 30 minutes to set up and can handle just as many hits as any other operating system, you might want to look closely at Mac OS X. If you want a Web server running on an operating system that requires years of training to administer, go with UNIX or Windows.

To webmasters using UNIX and Windows systems: Regardless of the operating system you're using for your Web servers, the steps to establish your server and the results your visitors see are all about the same. You might find this book useful in many respects, and you might learn a thing or two about Mac OS X in the process.SCOPE

Let's make sure you understand the scope of the material presented in this book.

Emphasis on Information Servers, Not Clients. Downloading a file with FTP, sending e-mail, or surfing the Web are client activities. Setting up a secure FTP server, redistributing an incoming message to a mailing list, or making a Web home page available are server activities. Most Internet-related books deal only with the client side of the Internet. This is not a book about using Web browsers like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, nor is it a book of "cool" sites. Having said that, Chapter 6 helps you install and configure client software so you can review the information on your own server.

Not Just the Web. Of the books available that do describe how to set up an Internet server, the focus is almost always on a Web server. This book is about designing and maintaining a server to support FTP, mailing list servers, search engines, forums, e-commerce sites, and databases as well as the Web.

Establishing a Mac OS X-based Information Server. Many of the principles in this book apply to servers using any of the UNIX and Microsoft Windows variants, as well as to Mac OS servers. However, this book will have much shorter chapters on installing software, configuring the system, and administering the server than a comparable book about non-Mac operating systems.THE HANDBOOK FORMAT

As a handbook, this book doesn't spend time on too many details. You can think of the book as a road map. With a road map, you begin with something that covers a large area and shows you how to get from Point A to Point B on regional highways and major surface streets before homing in on the specifics. This handbook mentions hundreds of different software applications; there's no way I can present complete documentation on all of them. All I can do is point you in the right direction and give you the tools you need to find the rest of the information you need.

At this level, my road map helps you answer questions about the route you want to take to get to the Web server of your dreams: Should I use a database? How do I support online communities? Should I stream video clips? What's the difference between a Java applet and a Java servlet?

In one of the most significant changes from the previous version of this book, I've steered clear of the details of creating HTML pages. You won't find definitions of the various tags and attributes, although there are some examples here and there. I made this change for two reasons. First, there are many books out there that do the job more completely and thoroughly. (The fact that describing HTML fills a book is another reason not to give it short shrift in this book devoted to other purposes.)

Second, this book discusses not only HTML, but also XML, SMIL, XHTML, CSS, and other markup languages. In fairness to all the other languages, there was no clear reason to detail HTML alone. Finally, advances in Web page editing tools have made it much less necessary to understand the nuances of HTML to create your Web pages. I heartily recommend that you do learn about HTML if you have anything to do with creating Web pages, but you'll need a different book to help you with that. Prerequisites

You don't need years of experience with Mac OS X to make use of this book, which is lucky, since Mac OS X has only recently been available to the public. However, this book does assume you have some knowledge of using a Macintosh. In some cases, some familiarity with UNIX will come in handy, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Degree of Macintosh Proficiency. In setting up a Macintosh server, you need a basic familiarity with configuring and operating the Mac OS. For example, you should understand the basics of folders and files, and using the mouse to open items or make selections from menus. If you can perform these tasks, you can run an Internet server.

Familiarity with HTML and Web Languages. I have assumed that you have some passing familiarity with HTML and related Web markup languages. I expect that you won't be baffled by the basic structure of an HTML file and that you know about tags and attributes. If you know that the bulk of a Web page is put between the and tags and that you can display text in boldface by putting it between and tags, then you should be fine.

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Host robust, high-performance Web sites with Mac OS X!, From the basics to scripting, Web applications, e-commerce, and beyond! , Expert deployment, security, and administration techniques, Mac-based e-mail, database services, streaming media, forums, chat, and more, Covers Apache, iTools, WebSTAR, and other leading Mac OS X Web servers

Deliver powerhouse Web sites and Internet services with Mac OS X!

Mac OS X combines Mac simplicity with rock-solid UNIX foundations&emdash;making it an outstanding platform for hosting high-traffic Web sites, delivering volumes of e-mail, and providing virtually any Internet service.Hart, MacCentral Online's long-time Web server columnist, covers everything from basic Web server setup through database integration, XHTML, and XML&emdash;even e-commerce. You'll discover today's best Mac OS X-based solutions and techniques for:

Providing e-mail, FTP, search, and mailing list services , Deploying community forums, chat, Web cams, and other popular site features, Providing custom interactivity with Perl, PHP, and other scripting languages, Implementing effective Web security, Delivering live and streaming media, Managing your server and your site, Establishing an e-commerce storefront, and much more.

When it comes to serving up Web and Internet services, why hassle with other operating systems? Mac OS X can do it all&emdash;and with the Mac OS X Web Server Handbook, so can you!

About the Author

DAVID L. HART is Manager of External Relations for the San Diego Supercomputer Center, where he supervises creative professionals who produce Web sites, press releases, newsletters, and publications for SDSC and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Hart writes a regular column on Mac Web servers for MacCentral Online. His previous Prentice Hall books include The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook and The Mac OS 8 Web Server Cookbook (with Philip Bourne).


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Mastering Mac OS X,
by Todd Stauffer

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Mac OS X is Apple's next generation operating system, combining a powerful Unix-based kernel with the friendly Mac interface. Mastering Mac OS X is the most comprehensive resource available, a book for everyone who wants to become immediately productive with the latest version of the Mac operating system. Not only does it cover every feature and every built-in application in the new OS, it also includes an advanced Administrator's Section that covers Mac OS X Server-the only general book to do so. The author is a well-known Mac authority and personality; he has won an Emmy for his computer-troubleshooting TV show Disk Doctors, and is the Macintosh columnist for Peak Computing Magazine.

Mac OS 9.0

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Mac OS in a Nutshell,

by Rita Lewis

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Mac OS in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, compact reference that systematically reveals what serious users of Mac OS will find interesting and useful. It includes the essential details of the operating system, utility programs, and configuration settings, all captured in a consistent reference format.

O'Reilly's In a Nutshell series revolutionized computer book publishing with their common-sense approach, depth of detail, and focus on practical information that you can really use. This style is perfect for the intuitive and deep Macintosh user. If it's true "you can learn the Mac in two hours," it is also true that this operating system has hidden depths that the reader will be able to plumb with Mac OS in a Nutshell. If you want to truly know Mac OS and its integrated system of hardware and software, you will need this book. Up-to-date with information on the iMac and System9, Mac OS in a Nutshell opens the world of Apple computing to a new audience.

It contains:New changes for Mac OS 9, including information on the revamped Sherlock, a fast-paced introduction to the operating system for new users, detailed documentation on User Interface including clipboard and memory management , a look at almost every command and utility available with Mac OS, including window behaviors, universal commands, and important documentation on programs such as QuickTime, detailed advice and documentation on multimedia and printing, including color management and fonts, detailed treatment of Internet configuration and access via Dial-Up Networking. Also covers peer-to-peer and client-server file sharing, lots of tips, gotchas, and clever ways to do familiar and not-so-familiar tasks, pointers to useful online sites that contain additional information

This book follows the commonsense O'Reilly approach, cutting through the hype and giving practical details you can use every day. Any user who wants to make the most of Mac OS will love this book.


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The Mac OS 9 Book,
by Mark R. Bell

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In-depth coverage of the powerful new technologies--including improvements and bug fixes in 9.0.4--and over 50 new features available in the latest release of Mac OS 9.0. Includes trouble-shooting tips to help beginners and intermediate users utilize important new features and leverage the Internet using this newer, more robust OS. An essential reference!

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A comprehensive guide that reveals power tips, customization secrets, Internet tools and utilities, troubleshooting advice, and more. Learn how to streamline systems, discover the Internet, master multimedia, and more. Softcover. DLC: Mac OS.

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MacWorld: Mac OS 9 Bible,
by Lon Poole, Todd Stauffer

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If Mac OS 9 can do it, you can do it too....

From its Sherlock 2 search engine to its voiceprint passwords, Apple's new operating system is packed with ingenious features that make your life easier. This all-in-one guide explains how to make the most of OS 9's capabilities, whether you're a Mac veteran or you just bought your first iBook. So let Mac experts Lon Poole and Todd Stauffer take you on a grand tour of this amazing OS -- and show you step-by-step how to maximize your Mac!

From the Publisher:

Inside you'll find complete coverage of Mac OS 9

Master Mac OS fundamentals, from the desktop and Finder to the Internet and e-mail, find out about new Mac OS 9 interface changes -- including using the Control Pad and customizing the Finder for multiple users, harness Sherlock 2 to make online research -- and shopping -- a snap, create personalized desktops for every member of your household, class, or workgroup, protect your privacy with encryption, voice recognition, and other beefed-up security features, share files and create your own customized network over the Internet, use AppleScripts to automate operations and even work on your Mac remotely, take your Mac's video, sound, and recording capabilities to the max, tackle problems yourself with the new enhanced and updated troubleshooting guide.


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Mac OS 9: The Complete Reference with CD-ROM,
by Gene Steinberg

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Maximize the power of Mac OS 9the best Internet OS everloaded with more that 50 new features. Mac OS 9: The Complete Reference explains how to install and configure the new operating system, use all its components, customize your environment, and take advantage of the Web-enabled capabilities. Youll learn to use the built-in, state-of-the-art technologies, such as Sherlock 2 for Web searching, AppleScript for file sharing, Voiceprint Password for speech recognition, OpenGL for enhanced 3D graphics, and so much more. This is the perfect companion for every Mac user! Install and configure Mac OS 9 on an iMac, iBook, PowerBook, or any Power Mac. Password-protect your Mac environment for multiple users.

Install removable drives, scanners, printers, and other devices, use the latest graphics, desktop publishing, and video production software, exchange documents among computers without formatting problems using AppleScripts, share files, folders, and data with other Mac users over the Internet via TCP/IP, use Sherlock 2 for online shopping, e-mail address lookup, and multiple search engine searches, get the latest software updates and system enhancements automatically via the Internet, play games that take advantage of Mac OS 9s enhanced gaming features. Backup and troubleshoot your system.

The author, Gene Steinberg , March 29, 2000

This book is for all Mac users

My mandate in writing Mac OS 9: The Complete Reference was to provide the definitive work for the last "classic" Mac operating system.

I've strived to cover most every useful feature of Mac OS 9, from the lowliest keyboard shortcut, to the most obscure preference. This book not only includes information on installation and basic setups, but I have gone beyond Mac OS 9 to cover such important subjects as optimizing your Internet access to evaluating some of the top programs in a number of important categories.

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Mac OS 9 for Dummies,
by Bob Levitus

 With a new version of Mac OS comes a new edition of Bob LeVitus's popular Mac OS guidebook for beginners, now called Mac OS 9 for Dummies. If you have one of the recent previous editions, there's no reason to buy this one--the book, like the recent versions of Mac OS, bears a lot of resemblance to its forebears, and you probably progressed beyond the Dummies guide level with your first book anyway. But if you're entirely new to the Mac (if you recently received an iBook as a gift, say, or if you bought one yourself because you heard--correctly--that they're friendly and fun), this book explains what you need to know in a voice you'll enjoy reading.

Computer books can be confusing because there are always at least a dozen ways to accomplish a given task, and several more items or procedures that are related to that task. LeVitus gets around this potential snag with a mix of pragmatism and humor. He'll explain the standard way of doing a job--printing, say--and then digress into the details (such as page orientation and job logging). He applies that effective style to many subjects, including such potentially intimidating ones as networking and file sharing. Buy this book if you're clueless about the ways of the Mac. You'll be up to speed with Mac OS features, new and old, in a hurry. --David Wall

Topics covered: The ins and outs of using a computer that's running Mac OS 9. Most of the book has to do with long-standing features of the OS, such as its file-management tools and networking capabilities, but the newly added features (including Keychain Security, Sherlock 2, and multiple user support) get their due.

Book Description:

Discusses how to master Mac basics, customize your Mac for multiple users, share resources on a network, save time with simple tweaks, automate with AppleScript and Harness the advanced Sherlock 2 search engine.

Whether you're a longtime Mac user or you just bought your first iBook, let renowned expert Bob LeVitus show you how to polish your Apple. From desktop basics to advanced tweaks, you'll soon be zipping along on Apple's revolutionary new Internet-friendly operating system.

Discover how to: Master Mac basics, Customize your Mac for multiple users, Share resources on a network, Save time with simple tweaks, Automate with AppleScript and much more...


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The Mac OS 9 Guide,
by Brad Miser

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The Mac OS 9 Guide provides the practical information you need to use all aspects of your Mac. This book starts with extensive coverage of the Finder and the desktop, and then covers everything you need to surf the Internet. Learn to customize the way your Mac looks and sounds. See how to prevent problems and how to troubleshoot those problems that do occur. Along the way, you'll also have a lot of creative fun with extensive coverage of multimedia applications. And you'll learn everything you need to know about expanding and upgrading Macs with hardware and software additions.

Provides in-depth information on the OS as well as the important utilities that come with it, time-saving (and fun!) tips and tricks are provided throughout the book, practical, step-by-step tasks enable you to get the most out of OS 9.

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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS 9 in 24 Hours,
by Rita Lewis

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This book was a pleasure to write because Mac OS 9 is such a feature-filled, exciting upgrade to the Mac operating system. I enjoyed explaining such components as ColorSync 3.0, QuickTime 4.0, Keychain Access, Network Browser, Multiple, Users, and Sherlock 2 to both new Mac users as well as intermediate to advanced users. The book takes a tutorial form with questions and answers at the end of each chapter. I include many Internet links where you can find additional information, software to augment the OS, and news about Apple and the Mac. Be sure to check out iTools for new Internet integration features that enhance only Mac OS 9.

Book Description:

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS 9 in 24 Hours provides you with insight into the new OS 9 features and technologies. Focusing on tutorials that teach you how to get around on a Macintosh system, you'll learn to customize the desktop, manage files, use fonts and color, learn about audio and video features, and how to search and use the Web. This book gives in-depth coverage of popular features, such as Sherlock and QuickTime. In addition to providing instruction for new users, this book meets the needs of people who want to dig deeper into Mac OS 9 by introducing you to some of the advanced features of the operating system. Advanced subjects include automating the Mac with Applescript, optimizing the Mac, and troubleshooting.

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS 9 in 24 Hours Provides end users with time saving tips and advice from a very experienced Mac user.

Mac OS 8.6

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The Mac OS 8.6 Book,
by Mark R. Bell

The Mac OS 8.6 Book says a great deal about Mac OS 8.6 from the user's point of view. If you're wondering how to get something done or how to use a particular feature of this operating system, the answers you need are in these pages. Covered subjects include the contents of the System Folder, the Finder's features, typography, printing, and memory management.

You'll find particularly good coverage of networking: the book shows you how to configure file and printer sharing on an AppleTalk network and explains the ins and outs of Personal Web Sharing. It also walks you through the process of getting connected to the Internet. More information on hooking Macs to Windows boxes on local networks would have made this book a standout.

The Mac OS 8.6 Book tends toward the elementary end of the difficulty scale, giving lots of attention to basic skills and features while including only broad-brush coverage of AppleScript programming and other advanced capabilities. This book includes better-than-average coverage of Sherlock, including its new ability to let the user choose from among a series of search engines to which to submit a query.--David Wall

Book Description:

Designed to help you learn to master the basics of OS 8.6, work efficiently with files and folders, save time with drag and drop, pop up folders, and spring-loaded folders, and search your local hard drives by name or full-text, or search the Internet with Sherlock. CD-ROM included.

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Mac OS 8.6 Visual Quickstart Guide,
by Maria Langer

"Mac OS 8.6: Visual Quickstart Guide provides an excellent introduction to the mechanics of the latest version of the operating system used by Power Macs, Powerbooks, iMacs, and iBooks. It explains how to do pretty much everything with MacOS 8.6, including how to install MacOS 8.6, how to manipulate windows and icons, how to manage file and folders, and how to use the programs that come with MacOS 8.6. The author also does a great job of explaining how to connect a Mac to the Internet or to a group of other Macs on a local network (though more advanced users may wish for instructions on connecting with local Windows machines).

This book is similar to its (very good) predecessor, which dealt with MacOS 8.5. The similarity is warranted: The main differences between MacOS 8.6 and its immediate ancestor are improvements to the Sherlock search utility. Sherlock now presents Mac users with a list of Internet search sites and allows them to choose one for submitting search terms--a process that the book explains accurately. The other new features of MacOS 8.6 are either impossible to document (performance improvements) or beyond the level of this book (new features for AppleScript programmers)." --David Wall

Book Description :

Takes an easy, visual approach to teaching Mac OS 8.6. Uses pictures rather than lengthy explanations. Covers Mac OS 8.5 and 8.6.

Among Mac OS 8.6's offerings are better stability and enhanced features, including an update to the powerful Sherlock find system, an improved help system, and souped-up multitasking and multiprocessing capabilities.

Mac OS 8.6: Visual Quick Start Guide is a welcome update to Maria Langer's hot-selling Mac OS 8.5: VQS . Mac OS 8.6: VQS covers all that's new and notable in the latest version of the OS, using the same visual, step-by-step approach that makes the VQS series a great value.