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Part A: Appendixes > Mac OS X Applications, Tips, and Support Sites

Mac OS X Applications, Tips, and Support Sites

  • Applications for Mac OS X (http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/): Another Apple site, this page provides links to information about all currently registered applications available for Mac OS X. This site is continuously updated, and provides links to the sites of software vendors that support Mac OS X. This page includes a link to a list of applications that have been tested and certified for use in Classic mode.

  • Mac OS X Apps ( http://www.macosxapps.com/): Mac OS X Apps is a great starting point for finding OS X software to suit almost any need. It is thorough, well-organized, and frequently updated—what more could you ask?

  • Mac Os X Hints (http://www.macosxhints.com/): Mac OS X Hints is a great site that provides tips and tricks for using Mac OS X. The site includes links to hundreds of open source, shareware, and demonstration software packages for Mac OS X. OS X Hints features a good search engine and a variety of mechanisms for contributing your own favorite hints, tips, and tricks.

  • OSXFAQ (http://www.osxfaq.com/): OSX FAQ is dedicated to providing tips and quick answers to common Mac OS X problems. The site features an FAQ, OS X forums, reviews of new OS X applications, and a daily tip from Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, long-time columnist for MacUser magazine, and author of a variety of books on the Macintosh, including the Mac OS for Dummies series.

  • Pure Mac (http://www.pure-mac.com/index.html): The Pure Mac site is a well-organized, hierarchical collection of most of the free, shareware, and demo software available for Mac OS X.

  • SecureMac (http://www.securemac.com/): The SecureMac site focuses on Mac OS X security issues. It’s a great resource for information about potential security problems, how to resolve them, and for general information about hardening your Mac against hackers.

  • Version Tracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/vt_mac_osx.shtml): The Version Tracker site has links to an incredible amount of OS X software, ranging from freeware and shareware to demonstration versions and updates to commercial packages.



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