How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

by John Rizzo, K. Daniel Clark

Pearson Education | September 21, 2000 | Trade Paperback |

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Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how Mac¿s new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: September 21, 2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789724286

ISBN - 13: 9780789724281

Found in: Macintosh, Operating Systems

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How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

How Macs Work, Millennium Edition

by John Rizzo, K. Daniel Clark

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: September 21, 2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789724286

ISBN - 13: 9780789724281

Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. INSIDE THE MAC.

 1. Inside the iMac.

 2. Inside the Power Mac.

 3. Inside the PowerBook and iBook.

II. MAC OS.

 4. How Startup Works.

 5. How the Mac OS Works.

 6. How the Finder Works.

III. PROCESSOR AND MEMORY.

 7. Binary Numbers and Transistors.

 8. How the Processor Works.

 9. How RAM Works.

10. How Virtual Memory Works.

11. How a Cache Works.

12. How a RAM Disk Works.

IV. DISK STORAGE.

13. How a Floppy-Disk Drive Works.

14. How a Hard-Disk Drive Works.

15. How Optical and Zip Storage Works.

V. GETTING INFORMATION IN AND OUT.

16. How USB Works.

17. How FireWire Works.

18. How the Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad Work.

19. How SCSI Works.

20. How Expansion Slots Work.

21. How Multimedia Works.

VI. DISPLAY.

22. How QuickDraw Works.

23. How Aqua Works.

24. How a CRT Display Works.

25. How Flat-Panel Displays Work.

VII. NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET.

26. How Mac OS Networks.

27. How Networks Work.

28. How Wireless Networks Work.

29. How Internet Connections Work.

VIII. PRINTING AND PUBLISHING.

30. How Printers Work.

31. How PostScript Works.

32. How Print Publishing Works.

33. How Web Publishing Works.

Index.

From the Publisher

Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how Mac¿s new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."

From the Jacket

Have you ever wondered exactly how those beautiful lime or tangerine or blueberry iMacs work? Or how the operating system works on your iBook? Old and new generations of Macintosh users alike can find the answers in How Macs Work, Millennium Edition. Topics include: how different types of memory function, how data is stored, how FireWire transfers huge amounts of real-time digital data from consumer electronics devices like video camcorders into your Mac, increasing Mac speed and maximizing potential, how AirPort provides Internet access and creates networks on Macs without wires, and how Mac¿s new digital video editing technology can turn a VHS tape into polished digital video. The book will also explain how the Mac operating system works, including OS X ("OS Ten") the completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system which features state-of-the-art technology throughout and an entirely new user interface called "Aqua."

About the Author

John Rizzo, co-author or How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a contributing editor for MacUser, a frequent contributor to Computer Currents, and the author of MacUser Guide to Connectivity. K. Daniel Clark, co-author of How Macs Work, Bestseller Edition, is a freelance informational-graphics designer for international print, CD-ROM, and online publishers. Both Rizzo and Clark live in San Francisco.

From Our Editors

 

Another title in the highly acclaimed How It Works series, John Rizzo and K. Daniel Clark's colourful and comprehensive guide offers an ideal resource for Power Mac, iMac and iBook users who want to know how their Apple systems actually function. Encompassing Apple's tried-and-trusted old warhorses right up to latest breeds to streak from the stable, this sourcebook unlocks potential you probably weren't aware your Macintosh has. Perfect for newcomers and professionals alike, How Macs Work, Millennium Edition guides you through the technologies, techniques and possibilities of your Mac, discussing everything from networking and video-editing technology to the next generation of Mac operating systems, OS X.

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