graphic design books
Design Graphics Photoshop Multimedia Web Type Photography Business

Hacking Mac OS X Tiger

by Scott Knaster

Hacking Mac OS X Tiger : Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations

This serious-but-fun, down-and-dirty book dives into default system settings, unlocks hidden gems, and includes original Mac OS X programs with full source listings and explanations.

Heavyweight hackers will learn the tricks and modes of OS X booting, tweaks for login screens, and how to customize or even kill the Dock. Find out the inside scoop on Dashboard and Spotlight, including two sample widgets and one Spotlight importer, all with fully annotated source listings.

With tips to make Tiger purr, this book concentrates on tweaking the appearance, speed, usability, and security settings of Mac OS X to get your Mac working the way you want.

Speed it up, lock it down, or pull back the curtains. Find out how to install and use Unix and X11 applications on your Mac, take advantage of command line tools, and create system services and active Dock badges.

Wiley sez:
      Hack your perfect Mac ... Got a little maverick in you? Sure you do. That's why you chose a Mac in the first place. And now there's OS X Tiger, just begging you to get in there and create your dream machine. Here are serious hacks you won't find anywhere else -- ways to change the boot screen, unlock hidden Finder settings, enhance speed and performance, and really customize your Mac. Make your backups and start making tracks!

This is going to be fun!

Don't miss
click hereHacking Mac OS X Tiger
by Scott Knaster

Paperback: 378 pages; Publisher: Wiley (July 5, 2005); Language: English; List Price: $24.99 - buy now: Price: $16.49 and You Save: $8.50 (34%)

See similar titles in the Mac department Keywords: Macintosh OS, OSX, iApps, iLife, Networking, Add-ons, Mac OS

Participate in your Design BOOKSHELF

Lots of fun and information for all... we don't review or recommend any books we haven't seen and read.

BOOK PUBLISHERS: remember that we do not review nor endorse books not evaluated by our reviewers. If you wish to have your book included in the Design Bookshelf, then be sure to . contact us for media kit and review information.