Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible-Todd Stauffer, Kirk McElhearn

  • Title: Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible
  • Author: Todd Stauffer, Kirk McElhearn
  • Released: 2003-05-02
  • Language:
  • Pages: 1172
  • ISBN: 0764525948
  • ISBN13: 978-0764525940
  • ASIN: 0764525948


As David Pogue notes in the foreword to Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible, "The average Windows user must buy a new machine every two years; the average Mac fan keeps a Mac model running for five." One of the reasons that Macs outlive their competitors is their expandability and upgradability. With everything from software tips to detailed explanations of Mac hardware, the Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible will keep your Mac on the cutting edge for years to come (and save you some money in the process). But more importantly, author Todd Stauffer is concerned with personalizing Macs, adding bits of hardware and software that will allow you to record CDs, improve 3-D performance, or add a cable modem. The first two sections of this mammoth book consider the issues involved in making an upgrade decision and then engage the specific needs of a range of upgrades (from scanners to networking tools). The last two sections focus on troubleshooting--avoiding (or recovering from) bombs, freezes, or crashes. Throughout, Stauffer deftly moves from basic explanations to more complex technical matters when he compares, for example, IDE and SCSI hard-drive technology. Black-and-white photos accompanying the text are certain to take the jitters out of under-the-hood work. This is very much a hands-on guide for the serious user. The enclosed CD-ROM includes over 50 freeware, shareware, and demo tools such as Memory Mapper, CacheSaver, TattleTech, and Fonts Manager. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover If Mac can do it, you can do it too . . .

Whether you’re new to Mac or an OS X pro, you’ll find everything you need to fine-tune your computer, install the latest upgrades and add-ons, and troubleshoot any problem that develops. From upgrading your memory to the right amount of RAM and adding cutting-edge DVD-R technology to implementing a backup plan and setting up a secure network, this handy reference is the one guidebook that helps you do it all.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of OS X and new Mac models

  • Upgrade and fine-tune your iMac, iBook, PowerBook G4, eBook, and Power Macintosh G4
  • Explore how Mac monitors work and determine whether a CRT or LCD screen is better for you
  • Make a smooth transition from OS 9 to OS X Jaguar
  • Create your own DVD movies by selecting the right digital video camera, adding video in/out hardware, and working with video software
  • Enhance your MP3 player, iPod, iTunes, and other music software
  • Share DOS and Unix files and also run DOS and Windows programs on your Mac
  • Maintain your Mac’s file system by cleaning files, uninstalling applications, removing viruses, and optimizing the hard drive

Bonus CD-ROM

  • ramBunctious, Font Reserve, and IPNetRouter trial versions
  • FolderSynchronizer, Internet Connection Monitor, Mox Optimize, and Super Save shareware
  • ToTheTrash!, Suitcase for Mac, ProtoFont, On Guard, and Super Get Info demo versions
  • And more

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