Synopses & Reviews
New York Times computer columnist David Pogue has just updated his bestselling Mac OS X: The Missing Manual
! And once again, he applies his scrupulous objectivity to this exciting new operating system, revealing which new features work well and which do not.
The first edition of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual was the #1 bestselling computer book of 2002, selling 100,000 copies in six months. Now David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to this completely rewritten, greatly expanded edition.
- Getting started. The early chapters demystify the Dock, the Finder toolbar, and the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure.
- New technologies. Mac OS X 10.2 includes dramatic enhancements in Internet integration (Sherlock 3, iCal, iSync, .Mac, a built-in firewall, Internet sharing), networking (Rendezvous, Windows compatibility, virtual private networking), and entertainment (iTunes 3, DVD Player, Inkwell, iChat).
- Basics of Unix. If you're tempted by the power of the command line, this book contains a gentle, intelligent introduction.
- Finding familiar features. This second edition includes two of the popular 'Where'd It Go?" Appendixes.
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.
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition illuminates both the big-ticket features and the fine points of Mac OS X version 10.1: its UNIX-like folder structure, powerful networking and Internet features, and even the command-line interface of its UNIX underbelly. Also covers each of the control panels and bonus programs that comes with Mac OS X, including iTunes, Mail, Sherlock, and Apache, the built-in Web-server.
This updated edition details the many changes in OS X 10.2. Pogue includes new chapters on iChat (Apple's AOL-compatible instant-messaging software), Sherlock 3 (the Web search tool that pulls critical Web information directly onto the desktop), and the new Finder.
This book combines Apple's trademark visual elegance with the underlying stability of UNIX, which adds up to a rock-solid operating system. Pogue covers each of the control panels and bonus programs that come with Mac OS X, including iTunes, Mail, Sherlock, and Apache, the built-in Web-server.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year"). Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series of complete, funny computer books, a joint venture with O'Reilly & Associates. Titles in the series include Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Dreamweaver, iMovie 2, and many others. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What Mac OS X 10.2 Gives You; What Mac OS X Takes Away; Three OSes in One; About this Book; The Very Basics; The Mac OS X Desktop; Chapter 1: Folders and Windows; 1.1 Getting into Mac OS X; 1.2 Windows and How to Work Them; 1.3 The Three Window Views; 1.4 Icon View; 1.5 List View; 1.6 Column View; 1.7 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 1.8 Getting Help in Mac OS X; Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff; 2.1 The Mac OS X Folder Structure; 2.2 Icon Names; 2.3 Selecting Icons; 2.4 Moving and Copying Icons; 2.5 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 2.6 Favorites; 2.7 The Trash; 2.8 Get Info; 2.9 Finding Files 1: The Search Bar; 2.10 Finding Files 2: The Find Program; Chapter 3: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar; 3.1 The Dock; 3.2 Setting Up the Dock; 3.3 Using the Dock; 3.4 The Finder Toolbar; 3.5 Designing Your Desktop; 3.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual; Applications in Mac OS X; Chapter 4: Programs and Documents; 4.1 Launching Mac OS X Programs; 4.2 Juggling Programs with the Dock; 4.3 How Documents Know Their Parents; 4.4 Controlling Menus from the Keyboard; 4.5 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 4.6 Three Kinds of Programs: Cocoa, Carbon, Classic; 4.7 The Cocoa Difference; 4.8 Installing Mac OS X Programs; Chapter 5: Back to Mac OS 9; 5.1 Two Roads to Mac OS 9; 5.2 Classic: Mac OS 9 on Mac OS X; 5.3 Restarting in Mac OS 9; 5.4 Four Tricks for Faster Switching; Chapter 6: Moving Data; 6.1 Moving Data Between Documents; 6.2 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 6.3 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; Chapter 7: An Introduction to AppleScript; 7.1 Running Ready-Made AppleScripts; 7.2 Writing Your Own AppleScripts; 7.3 Recording Scripts in "Watch Me" Mode; 7.4 Saving a Script; 7.5 Writing Commands by Hand; 7.6 Where to Learn More; The Components of Mac OS X; Chapter 8: System Preferences; 8.1 The System Preferences Window; 8.2 Accounts; 8.3 CDs and DVDs; 8.4 Classic; 8.5 ColorSync; 8.6 Date and Time; 8.7 Desktop; 8.8 Displays; 8.9 Dock; 8.10 Energy Saver; 8.11 General; 8.12 International; 8.13 Internet; 8.14 Keyboard; 8.15 Login Items; 8.16 Mouse; 8.17 My Account; 8.18 Network; 8.19 QuickTime; 8.20 Screen Effects; 8.21 Sharing; 8.22 Software Update; 8.23 Sound; 8.24 Speech; 8.25 Startup Disk; 8.26 Universal Access; Chapter 9: The Free Programs; 9.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 9.2 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Chapter 10: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes; 10.1 How the Mac Does Disks; 10.2 Burning CDs and DVDs; 10.3 iTunes 3: The CD and MP3 Jukebox; 10.4 Playing DVD Movies; The Technologies of Mac OS X; Chapter 11: One Mac, Many Users; 11.1 Introducing User Accounts; 11.2 Setting Up Accounts; 11.3 Setting Up the Login/Logout Process; 11.4 Signing In; 11.5 Simple Finder and Other "Rubber Walls"; 11.6 Logging Out; 11.7 The Root Account; Chapter 12: Networking; 12.1 Wiring the Network; 12.2 File Sharing; 12.3 Networking with Windows; 12.4 Managing Groups; 12.5 Dialing in from the Road; 12.6 Forgettable Passwords: The Keychain; Chapter 13: Graphics, Fonts, and Printing; 13.1 Mac Meets Printer; 13.2 Making the Printout; 13.3 Managing Printouts; 13.4 Printer Sharing; 13.5 PDF Files; 13.6 Fonts in Mac OS X; 13.7 Font Fuzziness on the Screen; 13.8 ColorSync; 13.9 Graphics in Mac OS X; 13.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes; Chapter 14: Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting; 14.1 Playing Sounds; 14.2 Recording Sound; 14.3 QuickTime Movies; 14.4 Speech Recognition; 14.5 The Mac Talks Back; 14.6 Inkwell: Handwriting Recognition; Chapter 15: Terminal: Doorway to Unix; 15.1 Terminal; 15.2 Navigating in Unix; 15.3 Working with Files and Directories; 15.4 Online Help; 15.5 Terminal Preferences; 15.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks; Chapter 16: Fun with Unix; 16.1 Moving Unmovable Files and Directories; 16.2 Enabling the Root Account; 16.3 Eight Useful Unix Utilities; 16.4 Where to Go from Here; 16.5 Putting It Together; Chapter 17: Hacking Mac OS X; 17.1 TinkerTool: Customization 101; 17.2 Redefining Keystrokes; 17.3 Redoing Mac OS X's Graphics; 17.4 Replacing Your Home-Folder Icon; 17.5 Replacing the Finder Icons; 17.6 Rewriting the Words; Mac OS X Online; Chapter 18: Internet Setup, the Firewall, and .Mac; 18.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 18.2 Connecting by Dial-up Modem; 18.3 Broadband Connections; 18.4 AirPort Networks; 18.5 The Jaguar Firewall; 18.6 Switching Locations; 18.7 Multihoming; 18.8 Internet Sharing; 18.9 .Mac Services; 18.10 Internet Location Files; Chapter 19: Mail and Address Book; 19.1 Setting Up Mail; 19.2 Checking Your Mail; 19.3 Writing Messages; 19.4 Reading Email; 19.5 The Spam Filter; 19.6 Address Book; Chapter 20: Sherlock 3, iChat, and iCal; 20.1 Sherlock 3; 20.2 iChat; 20.3 iCal and iSync; Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing; 21.1 Web Sharing; 21.2 FTP; 21.3 Connecting from the Road; 21.4 Remote Access with SSH; 21.5 Virtual Private Networking; Appendixes; Installing Mac OS X 10.2; Getting Ready to Install; Four Kinds of Installation; The Basic Installation; The Upgrade Installation; The Clean Install; The Setup Assistant; Uninstalling Mac OS X; Troubleshooting; Problems That Aren't Problems; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); Error Messages When Opening; The Wrong Program Opens; Can't Empty the Trash; Can't Move or Rename an Icon; Application Won't Open; Program Icons Turn to Folders; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Mac Version); Classic Mac Features; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Windows Version); Common Windows Functions; Where to Go From Here; Web Sites; Advanced Books; Email Lists; The Master Mac OS X Keystroke List; The Master List; Colophon;