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Mac Os X the Missing Manual Panther Edition


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Publisher Comments:

Apple says that Mac OS X 10.3 introduces 150 new features--but that's not really true. In fact, "Panther" includes many more than that. It's faster, more polished, and much more efficient. But it still comes without a manual.With 300,000 copies in print, the first two versions of this book became industry bestsellers. Now David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to this completely rewritten, greatly expanded edition. It covers:

  • Getting started. The early chapters demystify the Dock, windows, and the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure--an ideal introduction.
  • New technologies. Mac OS X 10.3 brings breakthroughs in window management (Expose, the Sidebar); security (File Vault, Secure Empty Trash); and productivity (faxing, Fast User Switching).
  • Bonus software. Panther comes with over 50 free programs--and this book gives you expertise in all of them. This beefed-up edition includes all-new mini-manuals on iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iChat AV, and Safari.
  • Basics of Unix. You can completely ignore Panther's Unix core. But if the command line intrigues you, this book offers a gentle introduction.
  • Finding familiar features. Two "Where'd It Go?" Dictionaries make it easy for Mac OS 9 and Windows refugees to look up a traditional feature--and find out where it went in Mac OS X 10.3.
As always, Mac OS X: The Missing Manual offers warm, witty writing, and bursts with the shortcuts, surprises, and design touches that make the Mac the most passionately championed computer in the world.

Book News Annotation:

Even long-time Mac afficianados will benefit from this guide to Apple's latest release of its revolutionary operating system and its 150 added features. Following an introduction to the most basic skills (such as how to click the mouse), the author covers desktop elements, file organization, accounts and file sharing, Panther's built-in programs such as iDVD and iPhoto, basic troubleshooting, using email and the Internet, exploring Panther's Unix innards from the command line, and new features such as the Sidebar which makes using the finder much easier. He also shares tips such as how to make Safari emulate Internet Explorer and how graphic designers can gray desktop elements that might throw off their color judgement. Mac OS 9 and Windows expatriates will appreciate the "where'd it go?" dictionaries in Appendices C and D.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


This title offers detail on the all of the changes in Apple's Mac OS X 10. 3, aka "Panther". This edition covers everything from the all-new Finder to iChat AV-Apple's exciting tool for video conferencing. The book also deals with features under the hood, such as the Terminal and networking tools.

About the Author

David Pogue is the personal-technology

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • The Mac OS X Desktop
    • Chapter 1: Folders and Windows
    • Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff
    • Chapter 3: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar
  • Applications in Mac OS X
    • Chapter 4: Programs and Documents
    • Chapter 5: Back to Mac OS 9
    • Chapter 6: Moving Data
    • Chapter 7: AppleScript
  • The Components of Mac OS X
    • Chapter 8: System Preferences
    • Chapter 9: The Free Programs
    • Chapter 10: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes
  • The Technologies of Mac OS X
    • Chapter 11: Security and Accounts
    • Chapter 12: Networking
    • Chapter 13: Printing, Faxing, Fonts, and Graphics
    • Chapter 14: Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting
    • Chapter 15: Terminal: Doorway to Unix
    • Chapter 16: Fun with Unix
    • Chapter 17: Hacking Mac OS X
  • Mac OS X Online
    • Chapter 18: Internet Setup, Firewall, and .Mac
    • Chapter 19: Mail and Address Book
    • Chapter 20: Panthers Internet Software Suite
    • Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing
  • Appendices
    • Installing Mac OS X 10.3
    • Troubleshooting
    • The “Whered It Go?” Dictionary (Mac Version)
    • The “Whered It Go?” Dictionary (Windows Version)
    • Where to Go From Here
    • The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List
  • Colophon

Product Details

Pogue, David
Pogue Press
Pogue, D
Sebastopol, Calif.
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Mac OS
Operating systems (computers)
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Operating Systems - General
.Mac;10.3;Finder;OS X;Panther;appleScript;iChat
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Missing Manual
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
9.19 x 7 x 1.84 in 2.64 lb

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