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Mac OS X Leopard All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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Your new Mac with OS X Leopard is so cool! You have digital media, including iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, and iMovie, at your fingertips, as well as everything the Internet has to offer. Where do you start to make the most of it? With Mac OS X Leopard All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, of course! Here are seven handy minibooks, each devoted to one aspect of your Mac OS X Leopard.

One section is devoted to the digital media you love, another to the Internet, others to networking, customizing, sharing, and expanding your Mac. There’s even a minibook for you geeky types who want to tweak the system with AppleScript. You’ll find information on:

  • Locating anything with Spotlight and Sherlock
  • Personalizing your desktop
  • Creating movies and burning DVDs
  • Jamming with iTunes and your iPod
  • Making your own music with GarageBand
  • Collecting, editing, and sharing photos with iPhoto
  • Browsing the Web with Safari and staying safe online
  • Setting up a wireless network
  • Adding RAM, hard drive space, and cool extra applications
  • Using AppleScript to program even more customizations

With Mac OS X Leopard All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, you can find what you need in a hurry and get on with the fun your Mac makes possible. It just may be the best friend a Leopard can have!

Synopsis:

* Seven minibooks spanning more than 750 pages deliver the detailed information and practical know-how users need to make the most of the latest Mac OS X release

* Revised throughout to cover the new features and functions found in Leopard

* Minibooks cover introducing Mac OS X, customizing and sharing, the digital hub, the Internet, networking, expanding a system, and advanced Mac OS X

* Topics include using Sherlock; searching everything with Spotlight; using Apple Mail; setting up multiuser accounts; going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD; setting up a small network; and discovering Unix

* Over 12 million Mac users have upgraded to Mac OS X; Tiger, the previous version of Mac OS X, sold more than two million copies in its first six weeks

* Published to coincide with Apple's release of Leopard

Synopsis:

* Published to coincide with Apple's release of Leopard

Synopsis:

7 books in 1 — your key to making Leopard roar!

Your one-stop guide to using all the cool features of Mac OS X Leopard

Mac OS X Leopard opens up a whole new world for Mac users, and this all-in-one guide covers every terrific feature that makes your computing life better than ever. Here are the answers you need to help you customize and share your Mac with others, stay in touch using iChat, create digital magic with the iLife® suite, go back in time with Time Machine, and so much more.

Discover how to:

  • Install and set up Leopard
  • Get organized with Spaces
  • Browse the Web securely with Safari
  • Set up a wireless network
  • Run Windows on your Mac
  • Simplify your life with AppleScript

About the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Introducing Mac OS X.

Chapter 1. Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.

Chapter 2.Navigating and Running Programs.

Chapter 3. Basic OS X Housekeeping.

Chapter 4. Searching Everything with Spotlight.

Chapter 5. Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row.

Chapter 6. Keeping Track with the Address Book.

Chapter 7. The Joys of Maintenance.

Chapter 8. Getting Help for the Big X.

Chapter 9. Troubleshooting the X.

Book II: Customizing and Sharing.

Chapter 1. Building the Finder of Your Dreams.

Chapter 2. Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch.

Chapter 3. Delving under the Hood with System Preferences.

Chapter 4. You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?

Chapter 5. Setting Up Multi-User Accounts.

Chapter 6. Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit.

Book III: The Digital Hub.

Chapter 1. The World According to Apple.

Chapter 2. Jamming with iTunes and iPod.

Chapter 3. Focusing on iPhoto.

Chapter 4. Making Magic with iMovie.

Chapter 5. Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD.

Chapter 6. Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand.

Chapter 7. Crafting a Web Site with iWeb.

Chapter 8. No, It's Not Called iQuickTime.

Chapter 9. Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater.

Book IV: The Typical Internet Stuff.

Chapter 1. Getting on the Internet.

Chapter 2. Using Apple Mail.

Chapter 3. Staying in Touch with iChat.

Chapter 4. Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.

Chapter 5. Going Places with Safari.

Chapter 6. Staying Secure Online.

Book V: Networking in Mac OS X.

Chapter 1. Setting Up a Small Network.

Chapter 2. Using Your Network.

Chapter 3. You May Even Need AppleTalk.

Chapter 4. Going Wireless.

Chapter 5. Sharing That Precious Internet Thing.

Book VI: Expanding Your System.

Chapter 1. Hardware That Will Make you Giddy.

Chapter 2. Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir.

Chapter 3. Port-o-rama Using USB and FireWire.

Chapter 4. I'm Okay, You're a Printer.

Chapter 5. Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have.

Book VII: Advanced Mac OS X.

Chapter 1. And UNIX Lurks Beneath.

Chapter 2. AppleScript Just Plain Rocks.

Chapter 3. Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh.

Chapter 4. Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470054345
Author:
Chambers, Mark L.
Publisher:
Wiley Publishing
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems / Macintosh & iOS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20071112
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.20x7.37x1.59 in. 2.42 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Apple » OS X » General
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Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Organic

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"Synopsis" by , * Seven minibooks spanning more than 750 pages deliver the detailed information and practical know-how users need to make the most of the latest Mac OS X release

* Revised throughout to cover the new features and functions found in Leopard

* Minibooks cover introducing Mac OS X, customizing and sharing, the digital hub, the Internet, networking, expanding a system, and advanced Mac OS X

* Topics include using Sherlock; searching everything with Spotlight; using Apple Mail; setting up multiuser accounts; going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD; setting up a small network; and discovering Unix

* Over 12 million Mac users have upgraded to Mac OS X; Tiger, the previous version of Mac OS X, sold more than two million copies in its first six weeks

* Published to coincide with Apple's release of Leopard

"Synopsis" by , * Published to coincide with Apple's release of Leopard
"Synopsis" by , 7 books in 1 — your key to making Leopard roar!

Your one-stop guide to using all the cool features of Mac OS X Leopard

Mac OS X Leopard opens up a whole new world for Mac users, and this all-in-one guide covers every terrific feature that makes your computing life better than ever. Here are the answers you need to help you customize and share your Mac with others, stay in touch using iChat, create digital magic with the iLife® suite, go back in time with Time Machine, and so much more.

Discover how to:

  • Install and set up Leopard
  • Get organized with Spaces
  • Browse the Web securely with Safari
  • Set up a wireless network
  • Run Windows on your Mac
  • Simplify your life with AppleScript

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