- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (3 Jan. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764517961
- ISBN-13: 978-0764517969
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.6 x 23.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,356,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mac OS X All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Paperback – 3 Jan 2003
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From the Back Cover
Covers iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, and other cool features
Your one–stop guide to building networks, going digital, and more with OS X version 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OS X opens up a whole new world for Mac users, but where do you start? Right here, with this handy all–in–one guide. Discover how to customize your Mac, burn CDs and DVDs, edit movies, set up a home network, organize and manage files, expand your system, stay safe online, work with UNIX and AppleScript, and much more.
The Dummies Way
∗ Coverage of the essentials and beyond
∗ Explanations in plain English
∗ "Get in, get out" information
∗ Thumbtabs and other navigation aids
∗ Tear–out cheat sheet
∗ A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is a writer, tech editor, and unabashed Mac OS X fan. He′s the author of Teach Yourself Visually the iMac, CD & DVD Recording For Dummies, and other For Dummies titles.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
I remember the first moment that I moved a mouse across a Mac OS X Desktop - at that time, it was the beta of version 10.0 - and I very well remember the word elegant as my first impression. Read the first page
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I can honestly say that after a solid weekend of using this 600+ page book, it has already paid for itself ten times over. It is really amazing how much gets covered. Networking and optimizing your desktop, all of Mail and the address book and all of the "i" programs are fully explained. I really like the fact that every single system Preferences option is discussed. He gives you clear information on what upgrades are out there, how to protect your system while you are on the net and how to make Jag run faster. Trouble shooting and QuickTime, remote control, Applescript and the unix terminal, and Classic mode are covered indepth too. Like other Dummies books you learn what to do, without the 'behind the curtain' tech stuff that you don't need.
I can't say enough about this book, except that the All-in-One part of the title is about as accurate as they come. If you need one reference book for your computer desk that will guide you through all of OS X Jag (and is still funny and an easy read), this great book is definitely it!
The authors have done a great job describing everything about the hugely successful Apple system, and it applies equally well to both the novice and the old school Macintosh user. Interesting writing styles so you don't get bored. The 'technical stuff' tips and the historical background will appeal to readers who care about why things work the way they do.
My favorite part dealt with Macintosh-to-Windows networking, a hassle that caused the Mac faithful in my office to upgrade to MacOS X from MacOS 9. Every word is gold here; not just concepts but real live procedures, and THEY WORK! The same goes for the troubleshooting chapter and the optimizing chapter too. In-depth but not hard to follow (which makes a good combination). I don't know how many novice readers will peek into the unix and Applescript chapters, but they showed just what you can do with MacOS X and a little effort.
Overall, the best and most complete guide I've read for Jaguar X.2. It'll make you an expert in your office too!
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