Web Sites

The Web is the salvation of the Mac OS X fan, especially considering the information vacuum that dominated Mac OS X’s early days. The Internet was the only place where people could find out what the heck was going on with their beloved Macs. Here are the most notable Web sites for learning the finer points of Mac OS X.

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  • www.macosxhints.com. A gold mine of tips, tricks, and hints.

  • www.macintouch.com. An excellent daily dose of reporting about Mac questions, problems, and news.

  • www.osxfaq.com. Unix tips and techniques, frequently asked questions, and links to useful sites.

  • www.resexcellence.com. A rich source of information on the underpinnings of Mac OS X, with a focus on changing them.

  • www.versiontracker.com and www.macupdate.com. Massive databases that track, and provide links to, all the latest software for Mac OS X.

  • www.apple.com/developer. Even if you aren’t a developer, joining the Developer Connection (Apple’s programmers’ club) gets you an email newsletter and access to the discussion boards, which are a great place for hearing Mac news first—all for free. (Pay $500 a year to become a Select member, and you get CDs mailed to you containing upcoming versions of Mac OS X.)

  • www.macobserver.com. A good source for news and commentary about the Mac and related products.

  • www.macworld.com. The discussion boards are an ideal place to find solutions for problems. When a bug pops up, the posts here are a great place to start.

  • www.macaddict.com. Another great location for discussion ...

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