This ebook explains a little bit of everything; in fact, it's The Mac OS X (and then some) Lexicon because it's never just you and your Mac. It's you and your Mac and the Web, and your email, and that article you just read that threw 17 new acronyms at you or assumed that you knew all sorts of networking terms. Or it's you and your Mac and Finder features you've never touched, such as burn folders, smart folders, or proxy icons, and that mysterious Services submenu.
This book is a great guide for Macintosh users everywhere who have trouble keeping up with the latest jargon, for new and intermediate level Mac users, and for anyone who enjoys smart and witty technical writing.
Questions answered in this book include:
What's the 501 folder for?
What's the deal with all the different CD and DVD disk formats?
Where can I find my Mac's MAC address?
What does "snapback" mean, and how can I find and use it?
How do I type the different kinds of dashes?
What's the difference between composite and component video cables?
What are cookies and breadcrumbs on a computer?
Why does a TextEdit file with images becomes a folder on a Windows machine?
Sharon Zardetto has been writing about the Macintosh professionally since 1984, including nearly a thousand articles in Macintosh magazines and over 20 books. She's best known for writing several editions of The Macintosh Bible, along with The Mac Almanac.
Andy Baird, a Macophile since 1984, has taught about Macs, written about them (including The Macintosh Dictionary), written software for them, and spent way too much of his adult life sitting in front of them. Andy lives and travels in his motorhome, "Skylark," keeping in touch via satellite Internet.