By Todd Stauffer, Kirk McElhearn
Covers OS X v.10.3, Panther!On the Prowl for In-Depth, step by step, Mac OS X assurance? Your seek Is OverWhether you are new to the Mac, upgrading from a prior Mac OS model, or changing from home windows or Unix, gaining knowledge of Mac OS X, 3rd variation is your one-stop source for Apple's powerhouse working procedure. choked with targeted factors, step by step directions, and thorough examples for newcomers and old-timers alike, this e-book solutions your whole questions and exhibits you the way to exploit each element of Mac OS X. professional authors Stauffer and McElhearn disclose their Mac OS X troubleshooting and problem-solving knowledge. Over 900 pages of insurance includes:Personalizing Mac OS X: Dock, laptop, and FinderUsing the most recent beneficial properties together with iChat AV, FontBook, FileVault and Expos?Encrypting info, storing passwords, and utilizing integrated applicationsConnecting to, troubleshooting, and securing your web connectionUsing, automating, and securing email from virusesUsing QuickTime 6, QuickTime professional, and iMovie to play, edit, and export motion picture filesBurning audio and knowledge CDs and enjoying MP3s, web radio, and DVD moviesImporting, exporting, and modifying electronic photos utilizing iPhotoBuilding a safe community and sharing records in the community and over the InternetUsing home windows and Unix records, networking protocols, and applicationsWorking with Terminal and Darwin command strains and Darwin applicationsBacking up and getting better facts, handling your disks and peripheralsConfiguring and tweaking Apache, FTP serving, Hypertext Preprocessor, and MySQLQuickly diagnosing and fixing universal system-level problemsTroubleshooting vintage and local functions
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Because of its dynamic RAM-allocation approach, Mac OS X is in charge of dealing with RAM requests from applications. When you launch an application, it will ask for as much RAM as it needs. If that RAM is available, Mac OS X will hand it over. If the application needs more because of additional documents or temporary tasks or for other reasons, it can ask for more, and Mac OS X can hand some over. If the application isn’t using all that it has been allocated, it can free up that RAM on-the-fly, and the Mac OS can assign the RAM to another application that needs it.
What Is Mac OS X? For years, the Mac OS (or the Macintosh “system” software, as it used to be called) has been considered the cutting edge of interface design and user friendliness. The Mac OS, as innovative as it was when introduced in 1984, has long been in need of a major overhaul in order to make it fully “modern”—it should be as stable and capable as today’s computer scientists and programmers can make it. Although the Mac OS has been updated year after year, those updates were hampered somewhat by the original Mac OS design—a design that didn’t foresee every innovation in OS thinking.
Menu bar icons made it easier to change system 15 16 CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS MAC OS X AND WHAT’S NEW? preferences—volume, display settings, networking settings, and so on—by adding small menus to the top of the display near the clock in the top-right corner, by default. ◆ Improvements to the Finder window, including longer filenames, resizable columns, and more options on the toolbar; there also were more options to customize the Finder’s desktop and how it handled removable disks. ◆ The capability to burn a data CD from the Finder, as well as to burn an audio CD from within iTunes, Apple’s free music-management application for MP3 and CD audio.
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