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The iMac book
Rittner, Don.
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Albany, NY : Coriolis Group Books, 1999.
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xxv, 374 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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The iMac Book is the complete technology and cyberculture resource on Apple's new iMac for beginning computer users. You will learn how the Mac Operating System works, as well as your option to run more than 30 other operating systems on your iMac, including Windows 95/98. Additionally, you will discover how to troubleshoot problems, choose upgrade paths, add peripherals, and increase your computer memory by yourself.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
Chapter 1 The iMac And Youp. 1
iMac--The Computerp. 1
Making The Right Connectionsp. 6
Beam Me Up, Scottyp. 8
Music To My Ears?p. 9
Updatersp. 9
That Little Green Lightp. 10
What Can I Attach To My iMac?p. 11
High-Speed Peripheralsp. 12
No Floppy?p. 14
Floppy Drive Replacement!p. 14
Attaching A Printer To Your iMacp. 14
USB Scannersp. 16
Adding More Memoryp. 18
Video RAM Expansionp. 19
Increasing Your RAM Via Softwarep. 20
Your iMac's Enginep. 21
The Way It Works-Desktop 101p. 24
A Bundle Of Goodiesp. 28
Want To Bep. 29
I Can Run What On My iMac?p. 33
Caring For And Cleaning Your iMacp. 34
Take The iMac 101 Classp. 35
Chapter 2 Getting Onlinep. 37
The Internetp. 37
What's All The Hype?p. 37
What Can You Do On The Internet?p. 38
The Toolsp. 40
What's A Modem?p. 40
Bits And Bytesp. 42
How To Get Onlinep. 44
Costp. 44
Local Or National Provider?p. 44
Making Sense Of It Allp. 46
But Wait: There's Morep. 47
Getting Ready To Surfp. 48
Other Important Informationp. 50
The Real Easy Wayp. 58
Logging On For The First Timep. 62
Hey, It Didn't Workp. 63
Your Web Browserp. 64
What Is The Hype About Java?p. 67
Getting Around The Net With Internet Explorerp. 68
Under The Menup. 70
The Side Window (Panels)p. 73
Squeeze That Filep. 74
Internet File Formatsp. 76
What Can You Do On The Net?p. 77
Electronic Mail--No Stamps Neededp. 78
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)--Reach Out And Grab Somethingp. 85
Grabbing Filesp. 86
How Does FTP Work?p. 88
Using FTPp. 89
Finding FTP Sitesp. 94
Telnet--Just Like Being Therep. 95
Mailing Lists And Newsgroupsp. 97
Usenet Newsgroupsp. 98
Ready To Rock-and-Roll?p. 103
Chapter 3 Usenet: The News Networkp. 105
Not Only For Talkp. 106
Usenet Is Older Than The Internetp. 106
What Is A Newsgroup?p. 107
The Mainstream Hierarchiesp. 108
The Alternative Groupsp. 109
Types Of Newsgroupsp. 111
Newsgroup Popularity?p. 111
Give Me The FAQsp. 114
Newsgroups--The Ins And Outsp. 118
Anatomy Of A Newsgroupp. 119
Mandatory Subscriptionsp. 126
How To Create A Newsgroupp. 127
Let's Join Usenet!p. 129
Mac-Related Usenet Newsgroupsp. 132
Usenet Glossaryp. 136
Web-Based Usenet Helpersp. 138
Chapter 4 Netiquette: How To Communicate On The Internetp. 147
Don's Guide To Good Mannersp. 147
Online Do's And Don'tsp. 151
25 Common Sense Tipsp. 155
Chapter 5 iMac Resources: Internet Mailing Listsp. 161
Corresponding With Mac Users Worldwidep. 161
iMac Specificp. 163
Apple And Related Mailing Listsp. 164
Chapter 6 iMac Resources: Ezines, Web Sites, News, And Chatp. 193
Electronic Magazines (Ezines)p. 194
MacZines--Electronic Magazinesp. 195
MacWeb--Mac Sites On The Webp. 200
All The News For The Bondi Bluesp. 204
Mac Directories And Databasesp. 208
Video And Audio Streamingp. 209
Radio Shows On The Netp. 212
Chatterboxes, Unite! Chat, Chat, Chatp. 214
What Flavor Chat Would You Like?p. 217
Chapter 7 Using Your iMac For Researchp. 223
Research And The iMac? Elementary, Sherlockp. 223
Net Search Enginesp. 224
Search Enginesp. 230
Metasearch Engines And Groupsp. 238
Specialized Databases And Collectionsp. 239
World Wide Web Supersitesp. 240
People Finders And Telephone Directoriesp. 250
Chapter 8 Feed Your iMac: How To Get Tons Of Free, Not So Free, And Commercial Softwarep. 259
Software Flavorsp. 260
Commercialp. 260
Sharewarep. 262
Freewarep. 263
Where Do You Get The Goodies?p. 263
Catching A Virusp. 264
Ready, Set, Downloadp. 265
Apple Stuffp. 270
Commercial Software Vendorsp. 271
Mail-Order Companies Onlinep. 272
Other Ways To Get Softwarep. 275
Chapter 9 Technical Support And Maintenance For Your iMacp. 277
Screen Freezes, Computer Crashes, And Other Digital Problems!p. 278
Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!p. 285
Rebuild Your Desktopp. 286
Reset Parameter RAMp. 286
Check Regularly For Virusesp. 287
Watch Where You Downloadp. 288
Memory Problemsp. 288
Initial iMac Updatesp. 289
Keep A Maintenance Schedulep. 290
The MacWeb Support Linep. 291
Buying Stuffp. 295
Finding A Local Help Linep. 297
Chapter 10 Having Fun With Your iMacp. 299
Mac Game News And Updatesp. 300
Online Game Supersitesp. 301
Online Gamesp. 303
For Kids Onlyp. 307
Usenet Newsgroups Relating To Gamesp. 315
Other Entertainment-Related Web Linksp. 323
Mainstream Newsp. 326
Appendix Worldwide Domainsp. 331
Glossaryp. 341
Indexp. 353