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Mac OS X disaster relief : troubleshooting techniques to help fix it yourself

Author: Ted Landau; Dan Frakes
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, ©2002.
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This Mac reference guide for Mac OS X is full of troubleshooting tips, diagnostic hints and sound advice for preventative maintenance. Topics covered include: plumbing the depths of OS X's many new  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Landau, Ted.
Mac OS X disaster relief.
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Landau; Dan Frakes
ISBN: 0201788691 9780201788693
OCLC Number: 50195293
Description: xxi, 598 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword. 1. Why Mac OS X? Why Did Apple Need a New OS? A Brief History of Mac OS X. 2. Getting Started: Installing Mac OS X. What Do You Need to Install and Run Mac OS X? How Do You Install/Reinstall Mac OS X? Using Software Restore. Updating Mac OS X. Troubleshooting Mac OS X Installation. Uninstalling Mac OS X. 3. Using Mac OS X: An Overview. The Dock. The Finder. System Preferences. Applications and Utilities. Show Info Window. Applications and Their Accessory Files. 4. Understanding Mac OS X: In Depth. The Layers of Mac OS X Aqua. The Layers of Mac OS X: Application Environments. The Layers of Mac OS X Graphics Services. The Layers of Mac OS X Darwin. Domains: An Overview. The Libraries of Mac OS X /System/Library. The Libraries of Mac OS X: /Library. Libraries of Mac OS X: Users/"Home" /Library. Fonts in Mac OS X Font Formats. Fonts in Mac OS X Working with Fonts. 5. Crash Prevention & Recovery. Uh-Oh! The Startup Sequence of Events. Alternative Mac OS X Startup Paths. Startup Crashes. Application Crashes. Log Out, Restart, or Shut Down Stalls/Crashes. Solving Mac OS X Crashes. 6. Problems with Files: Open, Copy, Delete, and Beyond. Opening and Saving: Opening Files. Opening and Saving: Saving Files. Opening and Saving: Problems Opening Files. Copying and Moving: Copying vs. Moving vs. Duplicating Files. Copying and Moving: Problems Copying and Moving Files. Aliases and Symbolic Links. Deleting: Using the Trash. Deleting: Problems Deleting Files. Invisible Files: What Files Are Invisible? Invisible Files: Making Invisible Files Visible (and Vice Versa). Invisible Files: Working with Invisible Files. Maximizing Performance. Quick Fixes. 7. Troubleshooting Printing. Printer Support in Mac OS X. Installing Printer Drivers. Setting up Printing with Print Center. Printing. Printing from Classic. When Documents Fail to Print. Printing Quick Fixes. 8. Troubleshooting Networking: File Sharing and Internet. Network and Connection/Port Types. Setting up System Preferences: Network. Setting up System Preferences: Internet. Setting up System Preferences: Users. Setting up System Preferences: Sharing. Using Connect to Server. Troubleshooting File Sharing and Internet. 9. The Classic Environment. What Is the Classic Environment? How to Install and Configure Classic. Using Classic. Troubleshooting the Classic Environment. Classic Quick Fixes. 10. Unix for Mac OS X Users. Understanding Unix. Unix: Listing and Navigating. Unix: Changing Permissions. Unix: Copy, Move, and Delete. Executing Unix Commands. Other Unix Commands. Beyond This Chapter. Index.
Responsibility: Ted Landau, with Dan Frakes.


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