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Title:
The cross-platform MAC handbook : keeping your Mac in a digital world
Author:
Hart, David L.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780130850881
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Book

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* How to survive - and thrive - with your Mac in a digital world * The essential resource for EVERY Mac user and administrator * Network your Mac with Windows, NetWare, and UNIX/Linux servers * Access Windows software from your Mac * Improve cross-platform Internet and software compatibility The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook Keep your Mac Make it work smoothly with all those other computers Want to keep your Mac while others about you are using Windows or UNIX? Need to support Mac and Windows users together-without making life more complicated than it already is? Youve come to the right place The Cross-Platform Mac Handbook is the first complete guide to making Macintoshes work swimmingly with Windows and UNIX systems. Until now, youd have to search for this information in dozens of printed and Web sources-but David L. Hart has brought it all together in one incredibly valuable guide for every Mac user Youll find all this, and more... * Exchanging and converting Mac, PC, and UNIX files on disks, via e-mail, and over the Internet * Mac support on any server: Windows NT Server, NetWare, or UNIX/Linux * Cross-platform tips for Photoshop, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, FileMaker P


Author Notes

David L. Hart is a science writer, editor, and Web developer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Chapter 1. A Digital Worldp. 1
Keep Your Mac--It's a Digital Worldp. 2
Looking Aheadp. 2
Does It Really Work?p. 4
A Moving Targetp. 5
A Well-Connected Macp. 5
Chapter 2. Sneaker Netp. 7
Removable Mediap. 8
File Exchangep. 8
PC Disks on a Macp. 8
Mac Disks on a PCp. 11
Unix Disks on a Macp. 12
Virus Softwarep. 13
File Conversionp. 14
File Names and Typesp. 14
General Filesp. 16
Graphicsp. 17
Soundp. 18
Moviesp. 19
Compressionp. 19
In Short, You Need...p. 22
Chapter 3. Basic Mac Networkingp. 23
Mac Networking Pros and Consp. 24
Mac OS and AppleTalk Advantagesp. 24
Mac OS and AppleTalk Disadvantagesp. 25
Configuring Mac Networkingp. 26
AppleTalkp. 26
Configuration Managerp. 28
DialAssistp. 29
Infraredp. 29
Internetp. 29
Internet Configp. 29
Location Managerp. 30
MacTCPp. 31
Modemp. 31
Networkp. 32
PPPp. 32
Remote Accessp. 33
Remote Access Setupp. 33
TCP/IPp. 34
High-Performance Mac Networkingp. 35
Networking Summaryp. 37
Chapter 4. Local-Area Networksp. 39
Mac Serversp. 40
Sharing over TCP/IP Networksp. 42
Sharing with Windows and UNIXp. 44
Printingp. 47
Mac OS X Serverp. 48
Windows NT Serversp. 48
NetWare Serversp. 51
UNIX Serversp. 53
Network Administrationp. 55
Simple Network Management Protocolp. 56
Tools for Network Administrationp. 56
SDSC's Cross-Platform Installationp. 59
AppleTalkp. 59
File Sharingp. 59
Printingp. 60
LAN Summaryp. 61
Chapter 5. The Internetp. 63
Internet Basicsp. 64
Clients and Serversp. 65
Internet Servicesp. 66
Using Internet Configp. 67
The World Wide Webp. 68
Web Browsersp. 69
Netscape Communicatorp. 70
Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 72
Web Serversp. 73
Personal Web Sharingp. 74
File Transfer Protocolp. 76
FTP Clientsp. 77
FTP Serversp. 79
E-mailp. 81
The Most Common E-mail Problemp. 82
E-mail Clientsp. 83
E-mail Serversp. 86
Mailing List Serversp. 86
An Internet Recapp. 89
Chapter 6. Applications, File Formats, and Web Standardsp. 91
It Should Work Just Fine...p. 92
Applicationsp. 93
E-mail File Exchangep. 93
Windows (and Web) File Namesp. 93
The Font Problemp. 95
A Font Solution?p. 96
Specific Applicationsp. 97
Adobe Photoshopp. 98
AppleWorksp. 99
FileMaker Prop. 99
Microsoft Officep. 101
QuarkXPressp. 105
Quickenp. 106
File Formatsp. 107
"Plain" Textp. 108
Rich Text Formatp. 111
Portable Document Formatp. 112
PostScriptp. 114
Spreadsheets and Databasesp. 116
Graphicsp. 117
Web Standardsp. 120
HTMLp. 121
Beyond HTMLp. 122
CSSp. 123
DHTMLp. 123
XML and XSLp. 124
VRML and X3Dp. 125
JavaScriptp. 125
Javap. 126
Perlp. 127
In Short, You Should...p. 127
Chapter 7. Camouflaging Your Macp. 131
Simple Windows Tricksp. 132
GUI Orientationp. 132
GUI Adjustmentsp. 134
Terminal Emulatorsp. 138
Application Servers and Clientsp. 140
X Window Systemp. 141
Windows Terminal Serverp. 141
Remote Controlp. 143
Non-Mac Operating Systemsp. 145
Windows Emulatorsp. 145
UNIX and Linux for Macp. 146
Other Emulatorsp. 148
PC Cards and Cheap PCsp. 149
Camouflage Recapp. 150
Chapter 8. The Expanding Digital Worldp. 151
Peripheral Mattersp. 152
ADBp. 152
USBp. 153
SCSIp. 153
FireWirep. 153
Accessibility and Assistive Technologyp. 155
Computing Devicesp. 156
Palm Computing Organizersp. 156
Windows CE Devicesp. 158
Newtonp. 160
Desktops and Laptopsp. 161
Telephonic Macp. 162
Audio-Visual Macp. 166
MP3 Playersp. 166
TV Tuners and Video Capture Cardsp. 167
Digital Camerasp. 168
Macs at Workp. 169
Bar Code Readers and Point-of-Sale Softwarep. 170
Data Acquisition Interfacesp. 171
Global Positioning Systemp. 172
Macs at Homep. 174
Home Automationp. 174
Home Securityp. 176
Amateur Radiop. 177
For More Informationp. 178
Appendix Mac OS Networking Primerp. 179
General Network Termsp. 180
Mac Networking and Internet Termsp. 180
The Networking Layer Cakep. 181
A Note on "Classic" Macintosh Networkingp. 184
Indexp. 187

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