About This Macintosh
John Ostrowick, 2010 - 278 pages
This is an introductory book that explains how to use an Apple Macintosh computer, running Mac OS X. It starts with the very basics of clicking and dragging, and how to use the Finder, as well as what all the System Preferences do. It covers installing software, using various utilities, and it finishes with a chapter on optimising your Mac to make it more efficient. There is also a chapter on how to upgrade the hardware. This book does not cover the UNIX (Darwin) commandline present on the Mac. That information is explained in a second volume, More About this Macintosh.
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Hardware Software and other Jargon
Plugging in Your Mac
History of the Mac
The Mac User Interface
What is Internet?
The System Preferences
Some Tricky Applications
The Graphical System Utilities
Upgrading your Hardware
Improving your Mac Experience
Appendix Mac Keystrokes
Address Book AIFF Airport Airtunes Apple Mail Apple’s audio boot browser byte cable called CD or DVD chapter client computer command commandline compression copy default delete Desktop device dialog dierent disk image Disk Utility document domain double-click Download drag drive ethernet example File Finder window Firewire format FQDN hard disk hardware icon install Internet IP address iPod iSync iTunes keyboard keystroke laptop lesystem Linux login look Mac OS X Mac’s machine Macintosh mailbox menu bar minimise mouse button NextStep nslookup operating system option panel password plug Preference Pane printer protocol proxy resource fork right-click router screen server Sharing Software Update specic Step StuIt subnet System Preference Pane there’s toolbar tracks Trash UNIX user interface WiFi