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Title:
How the Mac works
Author:
Rizzo, John.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Millennium edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Que, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
244 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Previous eds. published under title: How Macs work.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780789724281
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

John Rizzo is a Portland-based IACP Award-winning photographer.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Inside the Macp. 1
Chapter 1 Inside the iMacp. 4
Chapter 2 Inside the Power Macp. 8
Chapter 3 Inside the PowerBook and iBookp. 12
Part 2 Mac OSp. 16
Chapter 4 How Startup Worksp. 20
Chapter 5 How the Mac OS Worksp. 26
Chapter 6 How the Finder Worksp. 36
Part 3 Processor and Memoryp. 44
Chapter 7 Binary Numbers and Transistorsp. 48
Chapter 8 How the Processor Worksp. 52
Chapter 9 How RAM Worksp. 60
Chapter 10 How Virtual Memory Worksp. 68
Chapter 11 How a Cache Worksp. 72
Chapter 12 How a RAM Disk Worksp. 78
Part 4 Disk Storagep. 82
Chapter 13 How a Floppy-Disk Drive Worksp. 86
Chapter 14 How a Hard-Disk Drive Worksp. 90
Chapter 15 How Optical and Zip Storage Worksp. 96
Part 5 Getting Information In and Outp. 104
Chapter 16 How USB Worksp. 108
Chapter 17 How FireWire Worksp. 112
Chapter 18 How the Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad Workp. 116
Chapter 19 How SCSI Worksp. 122
Chapter 20 How Expansion Slots Workp. 126
Chapter 21 How Multimedia Worksp. 136
Part 6 Displayp. 148
Chapter 22 How QuickDraw Worksp. 152
Chapter 23 How Aqua Worksp. 160
Chapter 24 How a CRT Display Worksp. 164
Chapter 25 How Flat-Panel Displays Workp. 168
Part 7 Networks and the Internetp. 174
Chapter 26 How Mac OS Networksp. 178
Chapter 27 How Networks Workp. 182
Chapter 28 How Wireless Networks Workp. 192
Chapter 29 How Internet Connections Workp. 196
Part 8 Printing and Publishingp. 204
Chapter 30 How Printers Workp. 208
Chapter 31 How PostScript Worksp. 214
Chapter 32 How Print Publishing Worksp. 218
Chapter 33 How Web Publishing Worksp. 226
Indexp. 232

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