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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer

Using Mac OS X on a laptop Mac, such as an iBook or PowerBook, isn't much different from using it on a desk-bound machine. The two primary tasks that are unique to mobile Macs are the following:

  • Managing your Mac's power

  • Configuring and using the trackpad

Although managing locations isn't unique to mobile Macs, you are more likely to need to switch among network configurations when using a PowerBook or iBook, so you should also understand how to use the Location Manager to make reconfiguring your Mac's network connections fast and easy.

Managing Your Mobile Mac's Power

The factor that makes a mobile Mac mobile is the capability to run it off battery power. This is obviously a good thing, but it also adds another ...

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