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Running Mac OS X Tiger: A No-Compromise Power User's Guide to the Macby James D Davidson
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Running Mac OS X Tiger is the ideal resource for power users and system administrators like you who want to tweak Tiger, the new release of Mac OS X, to run faster, better, or just differently.
If you areready to dig deep into your Mac, this book expertly guides you to the core of Mac OS X. It helps you understand the inner workings of the operating system so you can know how to get the most out of it. And it gives you countless ideas--and step-by-step instruction--for customizing and revving up Tiger to your specific needs and your liking.
Completely revised and updated for Mac OS X Tiger, Running Mac OS X Tiger covers all the new features and functionality of Tiger. You can count on authors Jason Deraleau and James Duncan Davidson to give what you need--and not bother with what you don't. They don't spend time on Finder tips and keyboard shortcuts; they focus on showing you what makes a Mac tick and, more importantly, how you can make it tick just the way you want it to.
Easy to follow and intuitively organized, Running Mac OS X Tiger is divided into three parts: "Getting Started" introduces Mac OS X and explains how it's put together and why it works; "Administration Essentials" gives you the tools you need to examine how your system is running and adjust all the knobs behind its operation; and "Networking and Network Services" covers the ways Mac OS X interfaces with the world around it, including wireless and spontaneous networking. Developer Tools for Mac OS X, including Xcode, are discussed throughout the book as appropriate.
For the growing number of intermediate to advanced users who are ready and eager to customize Mac OS X, Running Mac OS X Tiger delivers everything you need to become master of your Mac.
Book News Annotation:
As a "no-compromise power user's guide to the Mac," this update of Running Mac OS X Panther (2003) explains this release's new and upgraded features. Information technology/software consultants overview Tiger's parentage, and how it has replaced the need for dual boot systems for Windows and Linux partitions, e.g, in running the Apache web server with Abode Photoshop. Boot command keys and other resources are listed.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
As a "no-compromise power user's guide to the Mac," this update of Running Mac OS X Panther (2003) explains this release's new and upgraded features. Information technology/software consultants overview Tiger's parentage, and how it has replaced the need for dual boot systems for Windows and Linux partitions, e.g, in running the Apache web server with Abode Photoshop. Boot command keys and other resources are listed. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For power users who want to modify Tiger, the new release of Mac OS X, this book takes them deep inside Mac OS X's core, revealing the inner workings of the system.
About the Author
Jason Deraleau has been a computer enthusiast since the Commodore 64. Having spent time focusing on DOS, Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD, his newest passion is the Macintosh and Mac OS X. Currently residing in Western Massachusetts, he works as a systems administrator by day, IT consultant and technical writer by night. Jason was a presenter at O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference 2004, and is a contributing author on the O'Reilly Network.
James Duncan Davidson is a freelance author, software developer, and consultant focusing on Mac OS X, Java, XML, and open source technologies. He is the author of Learning Cocoa with Objective-C (published by O'Reilly & Associates) and is a frequent contributor to the O'Reilly Network online website as well as publisher of his own website, x180 (http://www.x180.net), where he keeps his popular weblog.Duncan was the creator of Apache Tomcat and Apache Ant and was instrumental in their donation to the Apache Software Foundation by Sun Microsystems . While working at Sun, he authored two versions of the Java Servlet API specification as well as the Java API for XML Processing.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Where It All Came FromChapter 2: Installing the System and SoftwareChapter 3: Lay of the LandChapter 4: The Terminal and ShellChapter 5: System Startup and LoginChapter 6: Users and GroupsChapter 7: Open DirectoryChapter 8: Files and PermissionsChapter 9: Disks and FilesystemsChapter 10: PrintingChapter 11: NetworkingChapter 12: Monitoring the SystemChapter 13: Automating TasksChapter 14: Preferences and DefaultsBoot Command KeysOther Sources of InformationColophon
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