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Page xiii
4th paragraph

Mac OS X does indeed include a Java virtual machine; a JVM is required to run 100% Pure Java programs. (Mac OS X's JVM is based on Sun's Hotspot JVM.) The confusion stems from an additional use of the Java *language* in Mac OS X, as a Cocoa-compatible programming language. Cocoa apps written in Java don't use the JVM.

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Page xvi
IN PRINT: 7th paragraph, under "Development Tools"

"...each new Mac and system comes with...". SHOULD BE: "...each new Mac system comes with...".

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Page 10
On page 10 of your recently introduced book, "Mac OS X In A Nutshell,"

you talk about system sleep. In that section, you also talk about how to wake a machine from sleep. Specifically, you say, "...clicking the mouse on an iBook or PowerBook as an attempt to wake your system from sleep mode is useless; it won't do anything." The only PowerBook that has that problem is now a relatively old PowerBook. It's the PowerBook that is sometimes referred to as "101," "Lombard," "PowerBook '99," or "PowerBook Bronze Keyboard." All PowerBooks and iBooks since that time no longer have the USB implementation that prevented that PowerBook from being waken from sleep with an external USB keyboard or mouse. AUTHOR: I think the distinction here is what "clicking the mouse" means. If interpreted as "clicking the big clicky-button next to the trackpad", then the statement as printed is true. I think that "the mouse", in a PowerBook context, is synonymous with its trackpad, since for most PowerBooks it's the only mouse-like object usually in the vicinity. That said, it probably could have been more clear that it was specifically the PowerBook's built-in trackpad we were referring to.

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Page 71
Creating Aliases, 1st sentence

"...you can make an move and alias..." should be: "...you can make and move an alias..."

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Page 73
under the Get Info Window

Stationary Pad should be: Stationery Pad in that section "stationary pad files" should be "stationery pad files"

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Page 74
in the "trap" note

User the Ownership and Permissions section ... should be Use the Ownership and Permissions section ...

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Page 119-120
Screenshots

This may be a result of changes in 10.2.4, but the screenshot function is not quite working as indicated in the text when the camera icon is on (eg., shift+command+4+spacebar). The resulting image is either of a single Dock icon or of the whole desktop with the Dock exposed if Dock Hiding is on. If off, it's as the text says. Note, if magnification is on, enlarged icons are truncated. More importantly, this function can do images of windows, but only works properly when the targeted window is on top and fully exposed. If the targeted window is partly behind something else (or partly off the desktop), the covered part shows what's covering it, not the target window's contents in that region.

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Page 123
"Where is the shell's configuration file located?

The answer directs the reader to a sample file but the shell doesn't read that sample file. Should be something like "Where can I find example tcsh configuration files?" (personal shell configs go in ~/.tcshrc)

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Page 179
1st paragraph of Keyboard section

removed the '1' after the period at the end of the paragraph.

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Page 187
last sentence

"See Chapter 9 for more information about how the Mac OS X Library folders." should be: "See Chapter 9 for more information about the Mac OS X Library folders."

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Page 199
figure 6-6

The figure seems to be incorrect with regard to the description. No keys appears to be pressed.

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Page 203
last sentence 1st paragraph of Uninstalling applications section

"acorss" should be "across"

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Page 207
last line of first paragraph under Disk Images header

represting should be: representing

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Page 212
Search Domains section

ends with "See Chapter 7" should be: "see Chapter 12"

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Page 247
Middle of page

"UFS stores only modification dates" Should say: "UFS stores file modification but not creation dates."

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Page 292
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph, first sentence

"Chapter 25 details the ipfw command." SHOULD BE: There is no entry for the ipfw command in Chapter 25. Either add the entry, or delete the sentence from page 292.

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Page 294
figure 11-8

the figure shows the Services pane, and not the Internet pane as stated in the caption.

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Page 306
Beneath "exec" heading

The description of the exec built-in command incorrectly has the description for the shift command instead.

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Page 307
Command-line Utilities section. 2nd sentence

change "invokes" to "invoke"

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Page 318
Last paragraph

the section says "Chapter 25 contains a complete list of sendmail's command-line arguments." However, chapter 25 contains no such thing. The missing sendmail reference can be found at - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596003708/sendmail_commandref.html

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Page 323
3rd paragraph

Change "AppleSahre" to "AppleShare".

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Page 328
Setting Up Damp section - 1st sentence

"(the P port)" should read "(the P part)"

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Page 328
MySQL section last paragraph of tip

It says there MySQL comes preinstalled with recent Mac OS X systems. But on p327 and p330 you say it does not come with OS X and you must download it yourself. Clarification: MySQL doesn't come or install with Mac OS X (client) by default; you have to install it separately. But it does come and install with Mac OS X Server by default.

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Page 474
IN PRINT: at bottom of page

The result for this code: echo "Well, isn't that """special?"" SHOULD BE: Well, isn't that "special?"

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Page 521
IN PRINT: Example 22-3

Change data display format. Documentation states that "Data" class presents data in binary format. Data in Example 22-3 is presented in hexadecimal format.

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Page 541
aexml entry

"aexml" entry should go between entries for "addr" and "appleping". Also, in the syntax synopsis, a line break should be inserted before "aexml -xmlrpc". One more thing: insert a hyphen before "psn" on each of the synopsis lines.

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Page 588
IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference, DirectoryService entry

"DirectoryService [options]" SHOULD BE: "DirectoryService" in constant width font replace [options] with [-h | -v] [-appledebug | -appleframework | -applenodaemon | -appleoptions | -appleperformance | -appleversion] (613/614) IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference entry for 'fsck_hfs' between 'fs_usage' and 'fstat' SHOULD BE: entry for 'fsck_hfs' between 'fsck' and 'fsck_msdos' (670/671) IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference 'mount_udf' appears as separate entry on both pages SHOULD BE: replace 'mount_udf' entry in 671 with 'mound_webdav' entry

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Page 671
IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference

entry for 'mount_udf' followed by entry for 'mv' SHOULD BE: insert entry for 'msdos.util' beween entries for 'mount_udf' and 'mv'.

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Page 673
IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference

entry for 'netstat' between 'nicl' and 'nidomain' SHOULD BE: entry for 'netstat' between 'MvMac' and 'nice'

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Page 705

"exlude" option should be "exclude"

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Page 714
IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference,

entry for 'sort' between 'slogin' and 'slp_reg' SHOULD BE entry for 'sort' between 'softwareupdate' and 'split'

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Page 744
IN PRINT: Unix Command Reference,

entry for 'udf.util' followed by entry for 'umount' SHOULD BE: entry for 'ufs.util' beween 'udf.util' and 'umount'

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Page 755
IN PRINT: 'windows' entry, 1st paragraph

"...single terminal window.I" SHOULD BE: "...single terminal window."

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