Like the animal it's named for, Mac OS X Panther isbeautiful, sleek, superbly efficient, dangerously alluring,and all muscle under the surface. Beneath its appealinginterface, it's a hard-working machine. Those coming to MacOS X from previous incarnations of the operating systemrecognize much of the friendly face of the Macintosh they'reused to, but they're also plunged into a whole new world.Unix converts to Mac OS X find a familiar FreeBSD-likeoperating system at the core and many of the command-lineapplications that they're familiar with: it's like an openinvitation to roll up their sleeves and hack.
Mac OS X Panther Hacks brings together the perfectcombination of tips, tricks, and tools to help serious Macusers--regardless of their background--get the most fromtheir machines. This revised collection reflects thereal-world know how of those well-steeped in Unix historyand expertise, sharing their no-nonsense, sometimesquick-and-dirty solutions to administering and taking fulladvantage of everything a Unix desktop has to offer: Web,Mail, and FTP serving, security services, SSH, Perl andshell scripting, compiling, configuring, scheduling,networking, and hacking. Add to that the experience ofdie-hard Macintosh users, customizing and modifying theirhardware and software to meet their needs. The end resultis cool stuff no power user should be without.
The hacks in the book range from the quick and easy to themore complex. Each can be read easily in a few minutes,saving countless hours of searching for the right answer.Mac OS X Panther Hacks provides direct, hands-on solutionsin topics such as:
User InterfaceAccessories (iPod, USB devices, mobile phones, PDAs, etc.)Wired and wireless networking (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth,etc.)Email (servers and clients)Web (servers and clients)Messaging (iChat and associated apps)Printing and Faxing (sharing printers, fax server, etc.)Multimedia
If you want more than your average Mac user--you want toexplore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create usefultools, and come up with fun things to try on your own--thisbook will set you on the right track. Written for users whoneed to go beyond what's covered in conventionalmanuals--Mac OS X Panther Hacks will bring your Mac to itsfull potential.
|Book:||Mac Os X Panther Hacks (hacks)|
|Author:||James Duncan Davidson Rael Dornfest|
|Number of Pages:||592|
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