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V. Mac OS X Online > 19. Internet Setup, .Mac, and iSync

Chapter 19. Internet Setup, .Mac, and iSync

As Apple’s programmers slogged away for months on the massive Mac OS X project, there was one area where they must have felt like they were happily gliding on ice: networking and the Internet. For the most part, the Internet already runs on Unix, and hundreds of extremely polished tools and software chunks were already available.

Plenty of people still connect to the Internet using a modem that dials out over ordinary phone lines. But their numbers are shrinking; over half of the U.S. Internet population connects over higher-speed wires, using broadband connections that are always on: cable modems, DSL, or corporate networks. This chapter explains how to set up each one (and how to use each with a wireless AirPort system).


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