Mac OS X Unleashed is a complete guide and reference for Mac OS users. The power of OS X is largely in its underlying BSD implementation. For an average Mac user, experiencing a command line for the first time can be an unpleasant experience. This book will take the approach of demonstrating familiar actions and tools, and then provide the equivalent information within the BSD environment. For advanced users, this book will cover system administration ranging from advanced configuration of FTP servers, SSH tunneling, to installing secure E-mail and Web servers. The progression of the text is designed to move from simple "using" topics through advanced configuration - making it easier for beginners and experienced users to find what they're looking for.
In short, Mac OS books have never had to deal with issues beyond the Macintosh GUI. This book will bridge the gap between the user interface and the BSD subsystem in a way that is accessible to users who are unfamiliar with UNIX and other multi-user systems.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)
I. INTRODUCTION TO MAC OS X.1. Mac OS X Component Architecture.
Mac OS X Overview. Darwin. QuickTime. OpenGL: Open Graphics Language. Quartz. Classic. Carbon. Cocoa. Java 2. Aqua. Migration Issues.2. Installing Mac OS X.
Pre-Installation Considerations and Tips. Evaluating Your Needs. Preparing Your Drive for Mac OS X. Installing Mac OS 9.x. Installing Mac OS X. The Mac OS X Setup Assistant. Wrap Up.3. Mac OS X Basics.
Welcome to Mac OS X. The File System-Where Did Everything Go? The Apple Menu. Windows. The Application Menu. Menu Extras. The Finder. The Dock. Other OS Components.4. The Finder: Working with Files and Applications.
Using the Finder. Finder Status Bar. Finder Toolbar. Finder File Operations. Getting File Information. The Desktop and Finder Preferences. Burning CDs. Using the Dock. Customizing the Dock. Process Manager: Force Quitting Applications.5. Running Classic Mac OS Applications.
The Classic Environment. Launching Classic. The Boot Process. Running Classic Applications. Classic Options. Direct Booting Mac OS 9.x.
II. INSIDE MAC OS X.6. Native Utilities and Applications.
Desk Accessories. Disk Utilities. Graphic Utilities. Other Applications. Help Center.7. Internet Communications.
Internet Software. Mail. Address Book. Sherlock. QuickTime 5. iTunes. Keychain Access. Third-Party Utilities.8. Installing Third-Party Applications.
Software Sources and Formats. Using StuffIt Expander. Installing Software. Internet Software. Applications and Utilities. Screensavers. Dock Additions.
III. USER-LEVEL OS X CONFIGURATION.9. Network Setup.
TCP/IP. The Network Control Pane. AppleTalk. Managing Locations. Testing Network Settings.10. Printer and Font Management.
Print Center. Printing. Managing Fonts. Font Web Sites.11. Additional System Components.
User Account Creation. Enabling the root Account. Groups. System Preferences: Personal. System Preferences: Hardware. Sleep. System Preferences: Internet & Network. System Preferences: System.
IV. INTRODUCTION TO BSD APPLICATIONS.12. Introducing the BSD Subsystem.
Unix-Based Mac OS. BSD Philosophy. Using Terminal.app. Interacting with Unix: Basic Unix Commands. The Unix File System. Basic File System Navigation.13. Common Unix Shell Commands: File Operations.
Rearranging Files. Examining File Contents. Deleting Files. Searching for Files, Directories, and More. File Compression and Archiving.
V. ADVANCED COMMAND-LINE CONCEPTS.
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