With Mac OS X, everyone is a beginner: Whether you are a first-time iMac owner or a longtime Apple veteran, working with Mac OS X is a whole-new experience. But the new Mac OS doesn't mean that you can set aside your troubleshooting skills - or that you don't have to learn new ones. From installing Apple's new operating system to getting network access, Mac OS X has new ways of doing things - and new ways for things to go south. Where do you turn when things stop working? For tried-and-true Mac OS troubleshooting techniques, there is no more respected authority than Ted Landau. His MacFixIt Web site is the primary first-aid station for Mac users in trouble, and his best-selling Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters (now in its fourth edition) is the gold standard for solving Mac OS 9 problems. Now he uses his troubleshooting know-how with Apple's revolutionary operating system, Mac OS X. Mac Os X Disaster Relief teaches you: How to diagnose, recover from, and prevent crashes, freezes, and unexpected quits; About Mac OS X's invisible files, and how they can help you solve a variety of problems; How to use third-party troubleshooting utilities; The smart way to install and reinstall Mac OS X; Troubleshooting techniques for printing glitches; About Mac OS X's networking capabilities - for both local networks and the Internet; Problem-solving strategies for maintaining a dual-system (Mac OS X and the Classic) environment; How to navigate Mac OS X's high-powered Unix foundation.