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Ted Landau, founder of the MacFixIt Web site, has made a career of helping others keep their Macs running happily. In Mac OS X Disaster Relief, Updated Edition, the author of the best-selling Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters trains his diagnostician's eye on Mac OS X, with a brand new appendix devoted to Mac OS X 10.2 (codename "Jaguar"). The appendix includes descriptions of Jaguar's new features as they relate to troubleshooting, coverage of how Jaguar's new features modify what is stated about previous versions of Mac OS X in prior chapters, new troubleshooting tips and information that's specific to Mac OS X 10.2, and updated information that's relevant to all previous versions of Mac OS X. Full of tips, tools, and preventative measures, this easy-to-follow guide not only gives you specific solutions to a raft of Mac OS glitches, it also helps you prevent disasters and sharpen your own diagnostic skills.
The same philosophy that underlies Sad Macs operates here: You can fix most Mac problems yourself. What you get are smart, commonsense solutions and sound maintenance advice, delivered in plain English. But just because Mac OS X Disaster Relief, Updated Edition eschews jargon doesn't mean it lacks depth: the book covers Mac OS X 10.2's new features, the pros and cons of updating system software, Library directories and folders, files and font maintenance, crash prevention and recovery, printing and networking problems, Unix commands for OS X, and more.