AIGA Wichita Mac OS X Primer
January 20, 2004

Wichita Area Technical College
Central Campus Auditorium

  Danl Blackwood
see resume for contact info

Presentation Outline:

1) Reasons to Upgrade

  1. Stability
  2. It's the future
  3. Windows Compatibility
  4. Native PDF/Graphics
  5. Cool Looks/Features
  6. Classic Mode

2) Reasons Not to Upgrade

  1. Application compatibility
  2. Hardware compatibility
  3. OS9 is fine
  4. Classic Mode

3) How To Upgrade

  1. Clean Install (erase drive) Only!
  2. OS9 first

4) Panther

  1. Finder
  2. Exposé
  3. FontBook
  4. Disk Journaling
  5. Fast-switching
  6. FileVault

5) Changes from OS9

  1. Mail replaces OutLook Express
  2. Printer Setup Utility & Connect To Server replaces Chooser
  3. System Preferences replaces Control Panel
  4. TextEdit replaces SimpleText
  5. Safari replaces Internet Explorer
  6. Finder

Related Links:

Mac OS X Troubleshooting: How to Isolate an Issue

File Journaling in OSX Panther Explained Panther Maintenance Tips

Mac OS X 10.3: About Network Browsing and Connected Servers

Apple - Open Source - Mac OS X and SMB HOWTO

What is CUPS and how does it work?

Mac OS X: The Full Story (from Copland to OS X)

Fonts in Mac OS X:

Mac OS X: Font Locations and Their Purposes

Troubleshooting Font Issues in Mac OS X

The Font Manager on Mac OS X

Support Web Pages:







disk cataloging utility
CDFinder 4.2.1

file and disk utility
File Buddy 7.5.9

hardware/software diagnostic tool
TechTool Pro 4.0.1

dock utility
DragThing 5.0.1

multimedia utility
Windows Media Player 9.0

HTML & text editor
BBEdit 7.1.1

font management
Extensis Suitcase X1 v11.0.2

font diagnosis and repair tool
Morrison SoftDesign FontDoctor v5.5.3

system maintenance utility
Cocktail 3.3.1


The Mac OS X Conversion Kit: 9 to 10 Side by Side, Panther Edition
by Scott Kelby
Peachpit Press

Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition
by David Pogue
O'Reilly & Associates

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