Press Release: July 15, 2004
"Mac OS X Panther Hacks": Ideas, Tweaks, Hacks, and Code for Making the Most of Your Mac
Sebastopol, CA--Mac OS X Panther Hacks (O'Reilly, US $29.95) celebrates the Macintosh's adventurous spirit with loads of ideas, tweaks, hacks, and code to inspire and guide serious Mac users to get the very most out of their machines--and have more fun with them at the same time.
"Regardless of your skill level--basic user, accomplished user, power user, or wild-eyed developer--you'll find many of the tools you need built right into the system. Because of this rich set of features, there's a way for almost everyone to dig and enjoy the system by hacking on it," say authors and Mac folks Rael Dornfest and James Duncan Davidson. "Combine this with the veritable cornucopia of third-party applications and cottage industry of customizations, tweaks, and hacks, and you've a Mac to be reckoned with like never before."
Mac OS X Panther Hacks is a collection of tips, tricks, and tools gleaned from the real-world experience of Unix experts and die-hard Macintosh users who know how to customize and modify their hardware and software to meet their exacting needs and desires. The book provides direct, hands-on solutions arranged by category: graphical user interface (GUI); scripting; web, chat, and mail; multimedia; gadgets and hardware; networking and network applications; servers; files and backup; and system administration.
The book covers user interface, accessories (iPods, USB devices, mobile
phones, PDAs), wired and wireless networking (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth),
email and web servers and clients, messaging (iChat and associated
applications), printing and faxing (sharing printers, fax servers), and
much more. The hacks in the book range from the quick and easy to the more
complex, and they teach readers how to:
For those who want more than the average Mac user--those who want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create useful tools, and come up with fun things to try on their own--Mac OS X Panther Hacks delivers.
- Several sample hacks
- More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and samples
- A cover graphic in JPEG format
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