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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 47. W

Wallpaper

On the Macintosh: Background

In Windows, you can apply a pattern “wallpaper” to your Desktop (talk about a mixed metaphor!). To do the same on the Macintosh, see Background.

Web Sites for Macintosh Software and Information

On the Macintosh: Web Sites for Windows Software and Information

The Web is full of useful Macintosh software and information; here are some of the best sites.

Apple Computer Support. When you’re having trouble with a Macintosh, go to the source. Apple’s Support Web pages offer a huge amount of information. Especially useful is the Tech Info Library, which contains thousands of tech notes covering every problem Apple has documented. See http://www.apple.com/support/.

Apple Mailing List Directory. Often the best way to find the answer to a question is to ask on a mailing list, but how do you find the appropriate list? Simple: search Apple’s mailing list directory. It may not be complete, but it’s a good start. See http://www.lists.apple.com/.

Info-Mac HyperArchive. Info-Mac is both a digest-based mailing list for issues related to the Macintosh and the most complete archive of Macintosh freeware and shareware programs on the planet. Although numerous mirrors of the Info-Mac Archive exist, the easiest way to find files in it is via the Info-Mac HyperArchive at MIT. See http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive.html.

MacFixIt. Ted Landau is the author of a comprehensive Macintosh troubleshooting book, Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters, and his ...

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