Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:01 UTC
Mac OS X Tiger is the latest and greatest version of the Mac OS X operating system. But even though it's the latest and greatest, it's still Mac OS X. In this chapter, you'll become familiar with Mac basics as author Robin Williams shows you how to use the Finder, Dock, contextual menus, and keyboard shortcuts.
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Misleading Title
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:18 UTC
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Why did the news title is ROBIN WILLIAMS introduces You to Mac OS X? I thought you were talking about the actor!! I mean, is this Robin Williams someone well known and important? If not, why the hell does the news title have his name on it?

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RE: Misleading Title
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:45 UTC in reply to "Misleading Title"
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lol, yeah, it's not *the* Robin Williams, it's just some guy who writes mac books.

http://www.informit.com/authors/bio.asp?a=e26dd8f0-52aa-4ce5-9852-2...

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RE[2]: Misleading Title
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 23:55 UTC in reply to "Misleading Title"
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FYI: Robin is a woman.

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RE: Misleading Title
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 02:12 UTC in reply to "Misleading Title"
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Thought the same thing.

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RE: Misleading Title
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 13:46 UTC in reply to "Misleading Title"
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So you could read the article in your head with a funny voice, imagining a really hairy guy?

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v OK but
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:19 UTC
RE: OK but
by ma_d on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:07 UTC in reply to "OK but"
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Oh come on now, carpe diem!

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v RE: OK but
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 00:14 UTC in reply to "OK but"
Style
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:27 UTC
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I'm still impressed by the slick style of OSX.

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Big Hairy Beast!
by Beryllium on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:30 UTC
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I mean, er, I'm sure it'll be an interestig read, even if it's not Robin Williams The Actor.

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Oh man
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:43 UTC
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Here I was thinking it was one of those pseudo-advertisement videos in quicktime with the actual actor. What a letdown =

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RW
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:52 UTC
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Gooooood Morning OSNEWS!!!!!!!

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Robin Williams
by parrotjoe on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:06 UTC
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Robin, in this case, is a she. She has been writing books on using Macs (I mean the OS mostly) since at least System 7.1, maybe earlier. Her books are excellent for beginners through intermediate users.

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Although
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:07 UTC
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Robin WIlliams (the actor) does use a Mac. There's that story about him entering the Apple store in California and taking his picture on all the Macs there, setting them as the background image.

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RE: Although
by ma_d on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:08 UTC in reply to "Although"
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Yes, and there's a lizard like monster in Loch Ness, and there's a grizzly looking, upright walking, monster in the woods of North America.

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RE[2]: Although
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Although"
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No the hairy upright walking monster is just Robin Williams (the actor).

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v Damn
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:19 UTC
v Plagiarism
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:20 UTC
im disappointed
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:39 UTC
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i was hoping for the one and only robin williams actor....would have been funny.

a better read, too.

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Re: Damn
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 22:18 UTC
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I had my ass ring seperated by the fact that it wasn't Robin William. Nice way to force people to click on the link though ;)

"Ass ring separated". Explain.

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v sick
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 22:35 UTC
v RE:All
by Anonymous on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 22:52 UTC
v Oh brother
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 00:42 UTC
Actually...
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 00:46 UTC
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Robin Williams, the (female) author, is quite well-known in the world of graphic design and Mac computers. If you're in a position that requires you to do some design, pick up her book, The Non-Designer's Design Book.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321193857/qid=113011...
I have a copy of it myself; it's a little book but it taught me so much about sound design principles. She also has some books about computer typography that are really informative.

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RE: Actually...
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 02:20 UTC in reply to "Actually..."
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thanks

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v I hate robin williams
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 01:49 UTC
RE: I hate robin williams
by vikramsharma on Mon 24th Oct 2005 02:12 UTC
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Are you a republican.

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clown!
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 02:19 UTC
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Now we can truly say OSX has a clown GUI!

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Robin who????
by The MESMERIC on Mon 24th Oct 2005 02:50 UTC
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Never heard of the person.

Now if you excuse me I got better things to do ...
Such as reading "The Non-Designers" Series
from Peachpit Publishers.

Highly recommend it.

"The Linux is not a Calculator" is another good title also.

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RE: Robin who????
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 19:31 UTC in reply to "Robin who????"
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ha ha! "The Linux is not a Calculator"... that's a good one. I got it. ...did anyone else?

(it's a play on one of her books called The Mac is not a Typewriter.)

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lol
by ZaNkY on Mon 24th Oct 2005 03:48 UTC
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I kind of figured it wasn't the actor before i clicked it, but I figured I might as well click on the link "just in case" ;)

Kinda reminds me of some PC magazine with a Will Smith (not the actor). Either maximum PC or PC shoper. OH well.

I've never really liked macs untill OSX came out. Mainly due to the Unix (FreeBSD) kernel imbeded in OSX ;)

Also the interface is a lot cleener and usefull imho.


--ZaNkY

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RE: lol
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 06:17 UTC in reply to "lol"
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We Mac users don't use Macs because of a technical feature (based on Unix etc). In fact if I never see a command sign, I would not miss it. Hint: to use Mac Os X you don't need to know or type a single command in the Terminal app. I don't know when I last used the Terminal- a few times to show off some one that one can type 'top' and see all the running processes or to type some aracane command to mess with the system. For the regular Joe, this is a good thing. But if you are the geeky type, then by all means flirt with the Terminal big time!

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RE[2]: lol
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 11:25 UTC in reply to "RE: lol"
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"We Mac users"? You have a mouse in your pocket? I specifically bought OS X because of a technical feature (read: BSD). You're right that you need no knowledge of the terminal (Terminal.app to you) to use OS X and it's good for you get atop your soap box and preach it. I just don't ike being lumped in with your local group of Mac buddies, especially, when you make 'us' sound like a bunch of dolts. And before you think I am a techie, let me tell you I'm a graphic/web designer who is in love with his 'arcane' commands. I don't mean to be so harsh on you, but that comment made 'us' look silly. And that's the kind of fodder (insert OS here) zealots just love.
abeyance

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RE[3]: lol
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: lol"
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Sorry about the 'we'. The 'we' refers to the us of the older generation who grew up with Classic. You are right of course, now there are many new technically astute users, such as yourself, espousing the Mac for its solid underpinnings. These folk can use the most modern GUI on a thoroughly wetted solid foundation in more creative ways to get their work done including by use of the command line.

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RE[3]: lol
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: lol"
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BTW, not using the command line does not make one a 'dolt'- come off the superior pedestal!

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actors
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 04:00 UTC
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How about this..."Matt Dillon forks FreeBSD".

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thank goodness
by DigitalAxis on Mon 24th Oct 2005 05:04 UTC
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It's probably a GOOD thing that it's not the actor. I suspect he'd end up making everything MORE confusing, versus less like she does.

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RE: thank goodness
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 08:34 UTC in reply to "thank goodness"
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It's probably a GOOD thing that it's not the actor. I suspect he'd end up making everything MORE confusing, versus less like she does.

Maybe, but it'd be more entertaining.

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I was just (10 min ago) reading the May 2004 issue of Esquire at my brother's house, an issue on Johnny Depp, and the first line of the interview with Johnny is:
"Johnny Depp: OS X was a nightmare. 9.2 was fine. (I imagined him saying that with that Pirates of the Caribbean accent and lilt)

John Richardson: yeah"


I cracked up so hard, it is so funny when someone who you think is awesome in his weirdness tells you he is a Mac aficionado.

PS: the whole Robin Williams thing was bullocks not funny...

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Robin WIlliams!
by milatchi on Mon 24th Oct 2005 05:50 UTC
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I loved Mork and Mindy, oh wait.

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nanu nanu
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 06:31 UTC
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On Ork Apple has 97% of the market share.

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Re: Why Robin Williams
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 06:40 UTC
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"Why did the news title is ROBIN WILLIAMS introduces You to Mac OS X? I thought you were talking about the actor!! I mean, is this Robin Williams someone well known and important? If not, why the hell does the news title have his name on it?"

It's a ploy to get many more cute and crazy woman to get to use Mac OS X Tiger.

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True
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 07:10 UTC
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Yes, and there's a lizard like monster in Loch Ness, and there's a grizzly looking, upright walking, monster in the woods of North America.

Uh, Robin Williams really did do that. It was in that article in Slate, I believe, that talked about celebrities always appearing in the Hollywood area Apple store.

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sigh
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 09:57 UTC
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Whether it's Robin, Robbie, or indeed Eugenia Williams does not matter. What bugs me is this sentence:

"But even though it's the latest and greatest, it's still Mac OS X"

Please explain.

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Girls on the Mac
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Oct 2005 11:00 UTC
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It's a ploy to get many more cute and crazy woman to get to use Mac OS X Tiger.

Every excuse to get more cute and crazy women to use Mac OS X [Tiger or otherwise] is a good one.

Robin Williams, the actor, would have made something totally funny out of 'working with OS X'.

I didn't know Robin Williams, the author, myself but her book on design looks very interesting and I'm going to enjoy reading it.

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robin
by Anonymous on Tue 25th Oct 2005 04:12 UTC
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If you have been around graphics/typology/composition/webdesign you should know Robin. No one fixed the title on OSNEWS.

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