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Title:
The BeOS bible
Author:
Hacker, Scot.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxvii, 916 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780201353778
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA76.76.O63 H335 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

Summary

delivers workstation power on inexpensive desktop hardware. The BeOS Bible is the definitive guide to this new OS and the first book on Be written with nonprogrammers in mind. Whether youre new to the BeOS or have been using this exciting operating system since the beginning, youll want this comprehensive reference at your side. Written especially for power users and creative professionals working with hi-res video, graphics, and audio files, The BeOS Bible covers it all, from starting up to running servers. The expert authors, all intimately involved with Be, guide you through the details with instructive explanations and graphics. In its pages, youll find: In-depth, detailed coverage of every feature of the BeOS--from secrets of the terminal to application shortcuts to advanced graphics, sound, and database applications Interviews with Be engineers and founders, including Jean-Louis Gass?e, president and CEO of Be, Inc., that provide fascinating insight into this innovative OS Hundreds of tips and techniques for getting the most out of the BeOS and its applications The BeOS Bible covers through release 4 (R4) on both the Intel and PowerPC platforms, and includes free online updat


Author Notes

Scot Hacker has been involved with the BeOS community since mid-1996, when he launched ZDNet's BeHive, the Web's first commercial source of BeOS analysis and commentary. Hr runs the legendary BeOS Tip Server, a massive collection of tips and suggestions for end users. His love affair with BeOS borders on obsession.


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Library Journal Review

BeOS is actually a newer approach to multiple operating systems than either Linux, which is based on UNIX, or Windows98/NT, which still has to support DOS users. Be has a small but passionate base of users who like its size and speed and that it is actually optimized for both the web and multimedia. Hacker's book, part of Peachpit's excellent Bible series, supplies all the information readers will need for installing and running BeOS. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 The MediaOS
The Fed-Up, the Disenfranchised, and the Futurists
The Fed-Up
The Disenfranchised
The Futurists
Unchain My Hardware
BeOS as a General-Purpose System
The Buzzword-Enabled Operating System
The Rise of the Multi-Boot Environment
Preemptive Multitasking
Pervasive Multithreading
64-Bit, Multithreaded, Fully Journaled Filesystem
How Big Was That File Again?
Client/Server Architecture
Data Interchange and Scripting
Database-Like Filesystem
Direct Graphics Access
Dynamically Loadable Device Drivers
Object Orientation
POSIX Compliance
How OOP Works
BeOS Ain't Unix
Processor Agnosticism and Portability
PowerPC versus Intel
Protected Memory
Symmetric Multiprocessing
Sense, Sensibility, and Multiple Processors
Why the Upper Limit?
The History of Be, Inc
The Last Supper: Gassee Exits Apple
The Early Days: Be Builds a Team
The Birth of BeOS
Offsite on the Cheap: The Hike to the Sea
Five Chips Are Better than One: The First BeBox
The Demise of the Hobbit: Be's Shift to PowerPC
Starting Over 34
Public Exposure: Agenda 95
Crossing the Frontier: Be Ports Its OS to the Mac
Dancing with the Devil: Negotiations with Apple
Flying Solo: Be Returns to Plan A
Interview: Jean-Louis Gassee
2 Meet the System
User Interface Conventions
Notes on Keyboard and Mouse Usage
A Tour of BeOS
Desktop
The Easter Eggs
User Interface Basics
Workspaces
The Bundled Apps
BeIDE
BeMail
CD Player
Clock
DiskProbe
Expander
Build Your Own Icon Library
Installer
Magnify
MIDI
MIDI Crash Course
MiniPlayer
NetPositive
People
PlaySound
PoorMan
Pulse
Blinky Lights in Memoriam
ROMUpdater BeBox Owners Only
SCSIProbe
SerialConnect
ShowImage
SimpleMIDI
SoftwareValet
StyledEdit
A Crash Course in Attributes
The Terminal
The Demo Apps
3dmov
BeBounce
BeLogo
Calah
Container
Dominos
Flight
Font Demo
GL Teapot
Kaleidoscope
Life
Mandelbrot
What Is Life?
Minesweeper
Interview: Peter Potrebic
3 Installation
Pre-Installation Considerations
Where to Get BeOS
Compatibility
Hardware Requirements
International Versions
Basic Installation
Basic Installation
Installing BeOS Upgrades
Other Configurations
Working with Partitions
Partition History
Discovering Your Partition Types
Other Multi-Boot Options
OS-Provided Boot Managers
Third-Party Boot Managers
Boot Glitches
Install Operating Systems in Optimal Order
Installing BeOS on PowerPC Hardware
Where to Get BeOS
Mac Hardware Requirements
Basic Installation on PowerPC Hardware
Partitioning Your Mac Drive
Easy Installation
Booting the BeOS
Interview: Bob Herold
4 Get Online Fast
The BeOS Advantage
The Three-Minute Web Connection
Configuring Internet Services
Dial-Up Networking
DNS Explained
Adding Modems Manually
About CHAP and PAP
About Framing
Network Interface Cards
Supported Network Cards
Network Setup on a Mac
Restart Networking
Email Configuring Email Preferences
The SMTP Dilemma
Bundled Internet Apps
NetPositive
NetPositive's Secret Past
Error Message Haiku
Displaying Non-English Websites
Accessing Super-Secret Settings
Working with Bookmarks
On Strong Encryption
BeMail
What about Navigator?
BeMail and Filters
Using FTP
Real Men Use the Terminal
Using Telnet
Using ping
Interpreting Round-Trip Times
Stay Awake
5 Files and the Tracker
A Closer Look at the Tracker Working with Files and Folders
Context Menus
The Open With Relationship
Desktop and Trash: More than Meets the Eye
Add-Ons
Attributes What's in a File's Attributes?
Attributes and the Tracker
Creating Custom Attributes
Searching on Custom Attributes
Viewing Extra Attributes
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