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Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X Tiger by Jeff Gamet

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Chapter 6. Networking

John Donne said, “No Mac is an island.” OK, he really said, “No man is an island,” but the point is the same. Our Macs, just like us, are interconnected and function as parts of an integrated system. The bottom line is that your Mac is of little value if you can’t move the projects you design on it to other computers and printers.

A network is a combination of computers that are connected together so that they can exchange information and share resources, such as printers and Internet connections. Sometimes, creating a network involves connecting the devices with wires, or Ethernet. Other times, the devices on a network are connected using radio waves. Apple’s brand name for wireless network connections is AirPort Extreme; ...

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