Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Where It All Came From

    1. The Classic Mac OS

    2. System 7

    3. Copland

    4. NEXTSTEP

    5. Rhapsody

    6. Continued Development of the Classic Mac OS

    7. Mac OS X 10.0

    8. Mac OS X 10.1

    9. Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

    10. Mac OS X Panther

    11. Mac OS X Tiger

    12. What Does the Future Hold?

  2. Chapter 2 Installing the System and Software

    1. Preparing to Install Tiger

    2. Installing Tiger

    3. The Software of Mac OS X

    4. Staying Up-to-Date

    5. Further Explorations

  3. Chapter 3 Lay of the Land

    1. The World’s Most Advanced Operating System

    2. Filesystem Hierarchy

    3. The Many Roots of the Finder

    4. Filesystem Domains

    5. The Library

    6. Bundles

    7. Further Explorations

  4. Chapter 4 The Terminal and Shell

    1. Terminal Overview

    2. Configuring and Using bash

    3. Using Other Shells

    4. Getting Help

    5. Editing Text Files

    6. Further Explorations

  5. Chapter 5 System Startup and Login

    1. The Hardware Boot Process

    2. The Operating System Boot Process

    3. Logging In

    4. Logging Out

    5. Shutting Down the System

    6. Energy Preferences

    7. Further Explorations

  6. Chapter 6 Users and Groups

    1. What Is a User Anyway?

    2. Managing Users

    3. Nonhuman Users

    4. Further Explorations

  7. Chapter 7 Open Directory

    1. Open Directory in Action

    2. Directory Services Defined

    3. Directory Domains

    4. The Local Domain and NetInfo

    5. Configuring Shared Domains

    6. KerberosKerberos authenticationKerberos and Single Sign-on

    7. Command-Line Open Directory Tools

    8. Further Explorations

  8. Chapter 8 Files and Permissions

    1. Finding Files

    2. Owners and Access

    3. Metadata and File Attributes

    4. Further Explorations

  9. Chapter 9 Disks and Filesystems

    1. Filesystems

    2. Network-Based Filesystems

    3. Disk Utility

    4. Erasing and Formatting Disks

    5. Partitioning Disks

    6. RAID

    7. Disk Images

    8. Further Explorations

  10. Chapter 10 Printing

    1. Print System Overview

    2. Managing Printers

    3. Adding and Configuring Printers

    4. Anatomy of a Print Job

    5. PDF Services

    6. Printing from the Command Line

    7. Print Sharing

    8. Further Explorations

  11. Chapter 11 Networking

    1. The Internet Protocol

    2. Configuring IP Addresses

    3. Naming and DNS

    4. Private Networks and NAT

    5. Routing

    6. Active Network Connections

    7. AppleTalk

    8. Locations

    9. Using a Dial-Up Connection

    10. FireWire Networking

    11. Virtual Private Networks

    12. Firewalls

    13. Internet Connection Sharing

    14. Further Explorations

  12. Chapter 12 Monitoring the System

    1. About This Mac

    2. System Profiler

    3. Monitoring System Activity

    4. Monitoring Users

    5. Working with Processes

    6. Remote Maintenance

    7. Further Explorations

  13. Chapter 13 Automating Tasks

    1. The Importance of Time

    2. Using iCaliCal to Schedule Tasks

    3. cron

    4. Automator

    5. Scripting

    6. Further Explorations

  14. Chapter 14 Preferences and Defaults

    1. Property Lists

    2. Where Preferences Are Stored

    3. Reading and Writing Preferences

    4. Determining Preference Keys

    5. Further Explorations

  1. Appendix Boot Command Keys

  2. Appendix Other Sources of Information

    1. Books

    2. Magazines

    3. Mailing Lists

    4. Web Sites

  3. Colophon