Mac OS X Help Line, Tiger Edition

Author: Ted Landau,Dan Frakes

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132705240

Category: Computers

Page: 1216

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With every update, Mac OS X grows more powerful, more dependable, and easier to use--and Mac OS X Tiger is no exception. But along with the new features come fresh issues--new areas to troubleshoot, new functionality to unravel, and new glitches waiting to confound even the savviest Mac users. Not to worry. Best-selling author and Mac guru Ted Landau turns his diagnostician's eye on Mac OS X Tiger, arming readers with fix-it knowledge This popular fix-it classic offers more troubleshooting information, tips, and hacks than any other single volume. Chock-full of detailed, understandable advice for maintaining and troubleshooting Mac OS X Tiger, this comprehensive reference is where users will turn before they head to the repair shop. Readers will find solutions for every Mac OS X problem under the sun plus the technical grounding they need to turn a diagnostic eye on their own operating systems. Filled with tips, tools, and preventive measures, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Library directories and folders, file and font maintenance, crash prevention and recovery, and more.
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Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups

Author: Joe Kissell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132712156

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Are you making reliable backups and performing regular maintenance on your Mac? Too few Mac users take the time to do so, and they regret it when something goes wrong. That's where Macintosh expert Joe Kissell can help. You'll learn how to keep your Mac running smoothly with a set of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, plus get advice on preparing for Mac OS X updates. You'll also find out how to monitor your Mac to detect problems early and where to turn if trouble raises its ugly head. But the most important aspect of maintenance is a rock-solid backup strategy that protects all your important data in the event of catastrophe. To that end, Joe provides an at-a-glance comparison of different strategies, explains the pros and cons of each type of media, and helps you pick the best backup program for your needs. You'll find time-tested recommendations that help you set up, test, and maintain your backups, complete with instructions on how to restore after a crash. Important lessons you'll learn along the way include the utility of having both a duplicate and an archive, the necessity of testing backups, and the importance of offsite backups. In this book you'll find the answers to questions like these: When is my Mac likely to have trouble? How can I find out which unnecessary files are taking up space on my disk? Should I defragment my hard disk and repair permissions regularly? What is the best backup software and hardware? How can I make sure I can restore from my backups?
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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition

The Missing Manual

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379070

Category: Computers

Page: 866

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You can set your watch to it: As soon as Apple comes out with another version of Mac OS X, David Pogue hits the streets with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover it with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.4, better known as Tiger, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. There are many reasons why this is the most popular computer book of all time. With its hallmark objectivity, the Tiger Edition thoroughly explores the latest features to grace the Mac OS. Which ones work well and which do not? What should you look for? This book tackles Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps you find anything on your computer; iChat AV for videoconferencing; Automator for automating repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and the hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes, good and bad, that Apple's marketing never bothers to mention. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition is the authoritative book that's ideal for every user, including people coming to the Mac for the first time. Our guide offers an ideal introduction that demystifies the Dock, the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure, and the entirely new Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, those much-heralded digital media programs, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's own web browser. And plenty more: learn to configure Mac OS X using the System Preferences application, keep your Mac secure with FileVault, and learn about Tiger's enhanced Firewall capabilities. If you're so inclined, this Missing Manual also offers an easy introduction to the Terminal application for issuing basic Unix commands. There's something new on practically every page, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and we have a great new way to tame it.
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MAC OS X 10.4 Tiger

Author: Maria Langer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 703

View: 7655

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Completely updated to cover Apple's "Tiger" operating system, this visual, task-based reference includes step-by-step explanations of Tiger's new Spotlight feature, which helps readers find anything on their Mac instantly, video iChat AV, enhanced .Mac capabilities, and Tiger's ultra-useful desktop applications (known as "Dashboard widgets"). Veteran author Langer uses plenty of visual aids and clear, concise instructions.
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Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger

Author: Dave Taylor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596009151

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Introduces the UNIX environment for the Mac OS X Tiger and explains how to set up and configure the Terminal application; how to manage, create, and edit files; and how to navigate the Internet.
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Take Control of Tiger

Author: Tonya Engst,Adam C. Engst,Glenn Fleishman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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If Mac OS X Tiger has you bewildered, it's time to regain the upper hand with Take Control of Tiger. Rather than have a single overworked author attempt to give you a brief overview of every imaginable topic, explaining none fully, Take Control assembled an all-star team, with each author dedicated to telling you everything you need to know about a particular subject. For each topic, you'll find a concise introduction, detailed explanations, useful tips, and step-by-step instructions, all amply illustrated. Best of all, you can receive free updates to each of the titles in this collection!Aimed at readers just like yourself, who aren't afraid to tinker around a bit to get the most out of their OS, this full-color volume shows you how to customize Mac OS X Tiger to fit your very specific needs. In the guide's four major sections-"Upgrading to Tiger," "Customizing Tiger," "Users and Accounts in Tiger," and Sharing Files in Tiger"-you'll find all the technical help and troubleshooting tips you need to ensure a smooth and speedy upgrade without any corresponding loss in productivity. In short order you'll learn how to create user accounts, take advantage of the new Spotlight search system, set up multiway video and audio conferences, and more.
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Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide

Author: Chuck Toporek

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596009143

Category: Computers

Page: 223

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Explains the basic features of Mac Os X Tiger, discussing dock and services menus, system preferences, applications, ultilties, configuration instructions, and a review of Unix commands.
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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Andy Lester,Chris Stone,Chuck Toporek,Jason McIntosh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379087

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 6140

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Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, the Terminal application, file management, system and network administration issues, and more. Completely revised for Mac OS X Tiger, this book offers: The most complete and thorough coverage of Mac OS X's Unix commands you'll find anywhere (even in the system) An overview of basic system and network administration features, including coverage of NetInfo and Directory Services An introduction to using Mac OS X's Unix command-line interface, the Terminal application An overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors, including vi and Emacs Information on shell syntax variables for Tiger's default Unix shell, bash Each command and option in this book's Unix Command Reference has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger; even the manpages that ship with Mac OS X can't compete in accuracy. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.
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Mac OS X Tiger All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Mark L. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471747284

Category: Computers

Page: 744

View: 3762

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Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot ofthem. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook coveringeach one, ready to answer your every question? If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time,you’ve chosen a great time to make the move. And ifyou’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS,you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible. Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X TigerAll-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll findsections devoted to Basic Mac OS X Customizing and sharing your Mac Mac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD,QuickTime, and GarageBand The Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more) Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and AirportExtreme Expanding your system with cool hardware and software Some advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and buildingcustom applications Each self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature,application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You canstart at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most wantto explore. For example, you can Discover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, withSpotlight Set up a wireless network Use iDisk to back up your important files Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies Keep in touch with others through the cool iChat AVapplication Get step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger asmuch fun—and as productive—as it’s meant tobe Because everything’s handy and neatly organized,you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference ForDummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep rightnext to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and beglad you did!
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