Tony Francis Mac OS 8 Revealed, with CD-ROM

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Mac OS 8 Revealed, with CD-ROM

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9780201479553: Mac OS 8 Revealed, with CD-ROM

With the next release of the Macintosh operating system, Apple will provide a state-of-the-art platform for developers to create new software products. At the core of Mac OS 8 is a redesigned operating system foundation based on microkernel technology that will dramatically increase user productivity.Author Tony Francis worked closely with the Mac OS 8 engineering team to provide the inside story of the design and development of this innovative technology. The book describes the technical geography of Mac OS 8 and illustrates how the system's user benefits can be implemented in software and hardware products.Written for developers, system administrators, and information systems professionals, Mac OS 8 Revealed explains the key technologies of Mac OS 8: * How Mac OS 8 exploits preemptive multitasking to perform many operations concurrently; * How the new memory protection model insulates the microkernel and other operating system services to provide system stability; * How to provide automatic, intelligent assistance to users; * How to allow the user to customize and scale the human interface. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an electronic version of the book with animated illustrations that demonstrate the capabilities of Mac OS 8. Simply click on a screen shot marked with a film strip in the book and see how a new feature in the operating system works. 0201479559B04062001

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Written with administrators, information systems managers, and developers in mind, Mac OS 8 Revealed is a detailed technical tour through the heart of the new Macintosh operating system. From the look-and-feel of the new interface to creating software for the new platform, this is the perfect primer for those Mac professionals who are considering making the upgrade.

Chapter topics include the architecture of the new multitasking operating system, the virtual memory system, dynamic storage allocation, the Human Interface Toolbox, and OS 8's new networking capabilities. The included CD-ROM contains an animated tour of the operating system features and interface.

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