Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition

Errata for Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 1
3rd "box"

I am reading this book via Safari Books Online <www.safaribooksonline.com> and therefore do not (as far as I can see) have access to page numbers. In the Introduction... In the "What's New in Tiger" section... In the "UP TO SPEED - Mac OS X: The Buzzword-Compliant Operating System" box... In the "Preemptive multitasking" section... The author states: "Unfortunately, the Mac OS 7/8/9 (and Windows 95/98/Me) version of multitasking works by the rule of the playground ..." The Windows part of that sentence is inaccurate. All Windows versions PRIOR to 95 were cooperative - but 95 fixed that and had true preemptive multitasking. [It did, however, continue to suffer from a global resource pool.]

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Anonymous    Sep 08, 2014
Printed
Page 8
box, column 2, 2nd line

"(see p.10)" should be "(see p.11)" for the Intel box

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Anonymous    Sep 08, 2014
Printed
Page 361
7th paragraph

Preview section header is spelled "Peview"

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Anonymous    Sep 08, 2014
Printed
Page 367
entire page

in my copy, instead of page 367 i have a second copy of page 361. page numbers go 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 361, 368 the two pages 361 are identical. kinda disrupts the section on stickies

Note from the Author or Editor:
I'm not seeing this in my copy...?

Anonymous  Mar 16, 2008  Sep 18, 2007
Printed
Page 821
Last entry on page in "Managing Programs" section of Appendix F

In the appendix of key commands (the last appendix in the book) the description for the key command "Shift-Command-3" reads "Captures the screen image as a PDF file on your desktop". It should say that it saves this as a PNG file, like the rest of the book says. Since this appendix is something that people will cut out and look at for quick reference, this is marked as a serious technical error.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Anonymous  May 10, 2009  Sep 08, 2014
Printed
Page 822
First entry on page

In the appendix of key commands (the last appendix in the book) the description for the key command "Shift-Command-4" reads "Produces a crosshair; drag to capture a selected portion of the screen as a PDF graphics file". It should say that it saves this as a PNG file, like the rest of the book says. Since this appendix is something that people will cut out and look at for quick reference, this is marked as a serious technical error.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Anonymous  May 10, 2009  Sep 08, 2014
Printed
Page 843
2nd column, Spotlight section

"and Entourage, 92" should be removed, because there is no mention of Entourage there.

Anonymous    Sep 08, 2014