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Mac OS X Version 10.2 Jaguar Little Black Book [Paperback]

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Item description for Mac OS X Version 10.2 Jaguar Little Black Book by Gene Steinberg...

The Mac OS X Little Black Book features technical overviews of the new features of Mac OS X Jaguar in a portable, concise format. The book contains full coverage of the newest upgrades, including iChat, Sherlock3, Rendezvous, Quartz Extreme, and QuickTime 6, and the added functionality, such as increased handwriting recognition ability, a semantic interface engine designed to drastically reduce spam, and the ability to use iTunes to create a music jukebox for the home or office. The Mac OS X Little Black Book also includes coverage of the GCC 3 compiler, POSIX additions, and IPV6 and IPSec networking.

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Pages   560
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.25"
Weight:   1.61 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 2002
Publisher   Paraglyph
ISBN  1932111727  
ISBN13  9781932111729  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gene Steinberg, author of 30 books and hundreds of articles on computer-related topics, has been involved with the Mac world since 1984. He is a regular columnist for "" and Gannett News Service and a contributing editor for CNET technology news service, and maintains a Mac support Web site at As a software/systems consultant, Gene's client list included bestselling author Tom Clancy.

Gene Steinberg currently resides in Scottsdale, in the state of Arizona. Gene Steinberg has an academic affiliation as follows - Consultant.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Mac OS X Version 10.2 Jaguar Little Black Book?

Sorry, you'll haveto buy your own copy  Feb 25, 2003
This book is very well thought out and written to be easily understood, whether you only dip in when you need help or read it from front to back. A number of techniques - thumbable chapter headings on the edge of every page, Notes, Tips, Related Solutions (saving visits to the contents or index) - all make this a book that is a joy to refer to.

Despite some glitches (eg. it's not until Chapter 4 that the diagrams match their comments - they're out of step by one), if you asked to borrow my copy I'd say, "Sorry, mine's in use; you'll have to buy your own copy."

Great introduction to Jaguar  Dec 31, 2002
This is a terrific book. It's about installing and using Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar not, as one person wrote here, about type and graphics. If one wants a type and graphics book, I'd recommend a volume covering those subjects specifically. However, the author does have a chapter on using fonts under Mac OS X, and how font managers work. This is something few books about Apple's operating system cover. Maybe that particular reviewer didn't notice, but I did. There are a few production errors, such as misplaced figures, but all in all, I recommend this book highly.
Beautifully written...  Nov 26, 2002
I don't expect computer books to be well written. I expect them to be straightforward and dull. Mr. Steinberg's book is a refreshing change. Not only is it carefully crafted for readability, but his subtle touches of humor are a refreshing change.

The book is a great introduction to Mac OS X Jaguar for users of the older Mac systems. It made installation and setup a breeze, and I welcomed the extensive troubleshooting chapter and the introduction to UNIX. The only quibble I have is that some illustrations in Chapter 3 are mislabeled, obviously a production mistake. The book is nonetheless a great read and extremely informative. Highly recommended.


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