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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2
By Brad Miser
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: January 03, 2003
ISBN: 0-7897-2904-0
Pages: 936


From using the basic features of Mac OS X and its applications, working with multimedia, the Internet, and peripherals to administering mixed networks, this book provides readers with the information they need to become savvy on Mac OS X, version 10.2. Topic selection focuses on the practical rather than the theoretical. The information in the book is designed to be applicable in regular, daily use of the Mac to accomplish specific tasks with the theme of "learn by doing." This updated edition of Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2 reflects the major update version 10.2 represents. Updated coverage includes new and revised interfaces, additional email security features, better Mac-to-Windows networking, Bluetooth-enabled mobile computing, new and revised applications (iPhoto, iDVD, iChat, iCal/iSync, QuickTime 6 in support of the new MPEG-4 format, Inkwell for handwriting recognition), plus so much more.

  
• Table of Contents
• Index
Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2
By Brad Miser
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: January 03, 2003
ISBN: 0-7897-2904-0
Pages: 936
   Copyright
   About the Author
   Acknowledgments
   Tell Us What You Think!
   Introduction
      Welcome to Mac OS X
      Introduction to Special Edition Using Mac OS X
   Part I.  Mac OS X: Exploring the Core
      Chapter 1.  Mac OS X: Foundations
      Mac OS X: The Future Is Now
      Mac OS X Benefits
      Mac OS X Architecture and Terminology
      Mac OS X Costs
      Chapter 2.  Getting Started with Mac OS X
      Welcome to Mac OS X
      Starting Up Mac OS X
      Logging In, Logging Out, Restarting, and Shutting Down Mac OS X
      Configuring the Login Window
      Setting Up Startup Processes
      Troubleshooting
      Chapter 3.  Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows
      The Mac OS X Finder
      Working with Finder Windows
      Navigating Finder Windows
      Customizing Finder Windows
      Mac OS X to the Max: Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts
      Chapter 4.  Working on the Mac OS X Desktop
      The Mac OS X Desktop
      Working with Mac OS X Menus
      Working with the System Preferences Utility
      Understanding Mac OS X Directories
      Working with Files and Folders
      Getting Info on Items
      Finding Files and Folders on Your Mac
      Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop
      Mac OS X to the Max: Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
      Chapter 5.  Using and Customizing the Dock
      Understanding the Dock
      Using Items on the Dock
      Organizing the Dock
      Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock
      Working with Docklings
      Mac OS X to the Max: Dock It
      Chapter 6.  Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications
      Understanding Applications You Can Run Under Mac OS X
      Installing Mac OS X Applications
      Launching Mac OS X Applications
      Understanding and Using Standard Mac OS X Application Menus
      Opening Documents in Mac OS X
      Saving Documents in Mac OS X
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Using Applications That Ship with Mac OS X
      Chapter 7.  Working with Mac OS 9, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications
      Understanding Mac OS 9.2, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications
      Installing, Configuring, and Running the Classic Environment
      Installing and Using Classic Applications
      Running Mac OS 9.2
      Troubleshooting
      Chapter 8.  Configuring, Customizing, and Exploring Mac OS X
      Setting Your Preferences
      Using the Color Picker to Choose Colors
      Controlling Open Applications
      Using Disks and Discs
      Controlling System Startup
      Installing and Using Mac OS X Fonts
      Logging In As Root
      Exploring Mac OS X
      Chapter 9.  Unix: Working with the Command Line
      A Command Line with the Mac OS?
      Learning Unix by Example
      Working with Basic Unix Applications
      Mac OS X to the Max: Unix Resources
   Part II.  Mac OS X: Connecting to the World
      Chapter 10.  Connecting Your Mac to the Internet
      Connecting to the Internet
      Choosing Your Internet Connection Technology
      Obtaining and Configuring an Account
      Configuring Your Mac For Internet Access
      Troubleshooting
      Chapter 11.  Using an AirPort Network to Connect to the Internet
      AirPort Wireless Networking
      Setting Up an AirPort Base Station
      Connecting to the AirPort Network with Mac OS X
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Using AirPort to Share an Internet Connection with a Wired Network
      Chapter 12.  Using E-Mail
      Introducing the Address Book and Mail
      Setting Up and Using an Address Book
      Configuring Your Address Book
      Configuring Mail
      Sending, Receiving, and Replying to E-Mail
      Customizing Your E-Mail
      Sending and Receiving Files with E-Mail
      Searching E-Mail
      Troubleshooting
      Max OS X to the Max: E-Mail Away
      Chapter 13.  Surfing the Web
      Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer for Mac OS X
      Using Sherlock to Search the Web
      Downloading and Preparing Files
      Working with Plug-Ins and Helper Applications
      The Basics of Web Security
      Mac OS X to the Max: Going Further on the Web
      Chapter 14.  Putting Yourself on the Web
      Developing Your Presence on the Web
      Using .Mac to Create and Serve Your Web Pages
      Using Mac OS X to Serve Web Pages
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Web Creation Software
   Part III.  Mac OS X: Living the Digital Lifestyle
      Chapter 15.  Creating and Editing Digital Images
      Capturing Images for the Digital Lifestyle
      Understanding Image Resolution
      Understanding Image Types
      Understanding Color Space and Color Palettes
      Capturing Images Using a Digital Camera
      Capturing Digital Images Using a Scanner
      Capturing Screen Images
      Using iPhoto to Master Digital Images
      Working with Other Digital Image Tools
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Image File Formats
      Chapter 16.  Listening to and Working with Music
      Understanding Music on the Mac
      Listening to Audio CDs with iTunes
      Listening to MP3 Music with iTunes
      Customizing Music Playback
      Making Your Music Mobile
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: More Music
      Chapter 17.  Viewing, Editing, and Creating QuickTime Movies
      Understanding QuickTime and QuickTime Pro
      Upgrading and Configuring QuickTime
      Viewing QuickTime Movies
      Creating and Editing a Movie with QuickTime Pro
      Creating a QuickTime Slide Show
      Customizing Your QuickTime Movies
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Taking QuickTime Further
      Chapter 18.  Making Digital Movie Magic with iMovie
      Working with Digital Video
      Choosing and Using a DV Camcorder
      Building a Basic Video Track
      Adding Transitions
      Titling Your Movie
      Adding Special Effects
      Using Sound in Your Movies
      Distributing Your Movie
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: iMovie Editing Shortcuts
      Chapter 19.  Watching and Creating DVD Movies
      Taking Advantage of DVD on the Mac
      Watching DVD Movies on the Mac
      Creating Your Own DVDs
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: And DVD for All
   Part IV.  Mac OS X: Expanding Your System
      Chapter 20.  Understanding Input and Output Technology
      Understanding Interface Technology
      Working with External Interfaces
      Using Internal Interfaces
      Chapter 21.  Working with Input Devices
      Choosing an Input Device
      Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Keyboard
      Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Mouse
      Finding, Installing, and Using a Trackball
      Finding, Installing, and Using an Ink Device
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Other Input Devices
      Chapter 22.  Finding, Installing, and Using Output Devices
      Working with Output Devices
      Finding, Installing, and Using a Monitor
      Finding, Installing, and Using Speakers
      Finding, Installing, and Using Printers
      Working with PDFs
      Synchronizing Color Among Devices
      Troubleshooting
      Chapter 23.  Understanding and Using Data Storage Devices
      Understanding Data Storage Options
      Choosing, Installing, and Using a Hard Drive
      Finding, Installing, and Using a CD Writer
      Burning DVDs with Apple's SuperDrive
      Using a Tape Drive
      Working with Other Removable Media Drives
      Troubleshooting
      Mac OS X to the Max: Other Data Storage Applications
      Chapter 24.  Installing and Configuring Connecting Devices
      Using Hubs to Connect Your Mac to Networks or Peripheral Devices
      Finding and Installing an Ethernet Hub
      Finding, Installing, and Using a USB Hub
      Finding, Installing, and Using a FireWire Hub
      Choosing a Modem
   Part V.  Mac OS X: Living in a Networked World
      Chapter 25.  Building and Using a Network
      Local Area Networking with Mac OS X
      Designing a Network
      Building a Network
      Configuring the Services on a Network
      Monitoring and Administering a Network
      Troubleshooting
      Mac Os X to the Max: Networking Mac OS X with Windows Computers
      Chapter 26.  Sharing an Internet Connection
      Enabling Multiple Macs to Use a Single Internet Account
      Using AirPort to Share an Internet Account
      Using a Mac Running OS X to Share an Internet Account
      Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share an Internet Account
      Using a Hardware DHCP Server to Share an Internet Account
      Troubleshooting
   Part VI.  Mac OS X: Protecting, Maintaining, and Repairing Your Mac
      Chapter 27.  Maintaining and Protecting Your Mac
      Keeping Your Mac Safe and in Good Working Condition
      Maintaining Your Mac
      Securing Your Mac
      Defending Your Mac from Net Attacks
      Chapter 28.  Solving Mac Problems
      Handling Mac Problems
      Understanding the Causes of Problems
      Preventing Problems
      Assessing Your Mac
      Solving Problems
   Part VII.  Mac OS X: Appendixes
      Appendix A.  Installing and Maintaining Mac OS X
      Moving to and Maintaining Mac OS X
      Moving to Version 10.2 from Mac OS 9.x.x or Earlier
      Moving to Version 10.2 from Previous Versions of Mac OS X
      Maintaining Mac OS X
      Troubleshooting
      Appendix B.  Computing on the Move with PowerBooks and iBooks
      Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer
   Index