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Dr. Mac: The OS X Files, Panther Edition

Bob LeVitus

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Title: Dr. Mac: The OS X Files, Panther Edition

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* Completely updated, enhanced and expanded for OS X Jaguar, Panther, and beyond, including dozens of new power user techniques from Mac users worldwide
* Teaches readers how to become power users with chapters on the Classic environment, hardware and software add-ons, and ways to customize the Mac
* Includes coverage of Unix, including the shell, terminal program and shell command-line editing shortcuts
* Features Dr. Mac favorites such as recommended software, things other power users think you should know about OS X, MacStyles of the Not-So-Rich-and-Famous Power Users, The Dr. Macintosh Abridged Dictionary, and more
* Author hosts a weekly radio program, has been published in more than two dozen computer magazines, and has sold more than a million copies of his previous books worldwide
* Companion Web site provides links to the absolute best freeware, shareware, games, demo programs, informative PDF files, icons, and more

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At last, the long-awaited update of Dr. Mac: The OS X Files–loaded with new tricks and tips to turn you into a power user! Macintosh main man Bob LeVitus covers everything that’s new about OS X, Panther, and beyond. Learn all the cool shortcuts, ways to customize OS X to fit your needs, fun things you can do with Unix, remedies for a sick Mac, and so much more. Plus you’ll get a whole new crop of recommendations from power users all over the world, more MacStyles of the Not-So-Rich-And-Famous, and all the other great features for which Dr. Mac is known and loved.

Q: What’s a power user, anyway?

A. Someone who uses a Mac better, faster, or more elegantly than you do
B. Someone who can answer a Mac-related question you can’t
C. Someone who gets a lot done with a Mac and has a heck of a good time
D. All of the above

The answer? D, naturally!

A Dr. Mac sampler

  • Retrieve your old stuff on a trip through the Classic environment
  • Cruise the Unix® shell and the Terminal program, learn shell command-line editing shortcuts, and discover 10 useful step-by-step Unix techniques for OS X
  • Customize OS X and have Panther eating out of your hand
  • Discover how to find anything and everything for your Mac on the Internet
  • Tour Dr. Mac’s office, see how he configures his workstation, and check out his list of recommended software

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