Computer Operating Systems
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual
The Missing Manual
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0596153287

For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to:

  • Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine.
  • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

How to Do Everything: Windows 8
How to Do Everything
Windows 8
Paperback      ISBN: 0071805141

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Tap into the power of Windows 8

Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You'll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.

  • Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings
  • Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud
  • Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup
  • Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online
  • Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8
  • Communicate via built-in apps--Mail and Messaging--and add Skype
  • Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app
  • Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store
  • View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app--including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos
  • Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store
  • Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely
  • Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC
VMware vSphere Design
VMware vSphere Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0470922028

The only book focused on designing VMware vSphere implementations.

VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform today. Considered the most robust and sophisticated hypervisor product, vSphere is the de facto standard for businesses, both large and small. This book is the only one of its kind to concisely explain how to execute a successful vSphere architecture, tailored to meet your company's needs. Expert authors share with you the factors that shape the design of a vSphere implementation. Learn how to make the right design decisions for your environment.

  • Explores the latest release of VMware vSphere
  • Details the overall design process, server hardware selection, network layout, security considerations, storage infrastructure, virtual machine design, and more
  • Debates the merits of Scaling Up servers versus Scaling Out, ESX versus ESXi hypervisor, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and what the different storage protocols have to offer
  • Illustrates the tools to monitor, to plan, to manage, to deploy and to secure your vSphere landscape
  • Steps through the design decisions that a typical company may encounter, and questions the choices made
  • Packed with real-world proven strategies, VMware vSphere Design examines how the virtualization architecture for your company should ideally look--and how best to achieve it.
Windows 8 Kickstart
Windows 8 Kickstart
Paperback      ISBN: 0071805826

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Your full-color go-to guide--covering the final version of Windows 8

Get started enjoying the innovative features of Microsoft's latest operating system release on any device quickly and easily with Windows 8 Kickstart. Loaded with crisp, full-color screenshots, this practical, visual guide focuses on the best ways to maximize the operating system's capabilities. Customize and secure your system, manage files, browse the Web, download apps, enjoy multimedia, manage photos, connect to social media networks, and much more. Tips, Notes, Warnings, and Now You Know sidebars offer solutions to potential pitfalls and veteran insight helps you get the most out of Windows 8.

  • Configure and customize Windows 8
  • Manage your desktop
  • Organize files with Windows Explorer
  • Keep Windows 8 up to date and secure
  • Get started with Windows 8-style apps
  • Surf the web
  • Connect with social media and instant messaging
  • View and manage photos
  • Play music, video, and games
  • Print files and manage devices
Windows 7 Just the Steps for Dummies
Windows 7 Just the Steps for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470499818

Just the steps you need to get going with Windows 7

Coming in day and date with Microsoft's exciting release of the new Window 7 operating system, this friendly, accessible book shows you the features and functions you need from this exciting new operating system. Presented in a series of numbered steps that are concise, visually clear, and easy to follow, you'll learn to navigate the Windows 7 desktop, create files, connect to the Internet, search the Web, use e-mail, and more with this fun and practical guide.

  • Get quickly and easily up to speed on Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7
  • Master Windows 7 through a list of steps and easy-to-follow visual elements
  • See how to set up your desktop, copy and delete files, connect to the Internet, create folders, and more
  • Discover what so many readers already know-fun, readable Dummies books are a great way to get the most out of your Windows technology in a non-intimidating way

Why waste time on extraneous information? Get this book and get just the steps

Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Paperback      ISBN: 0470183136

Cut hardware costs, expand your capacity, and manage an entire fleet of virtual machines in your enterprise with the leading virtualization solution, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), by applying the step-by-step instructions in Mastering VMware(R) Infrastructure 3. Packed with the technical details, best practices, and how-tos you need to install, configure, and run a virtual infrastructure at maximum efficiency, this guide is comprehensive and essential. Learn how to create and manage virtual networks and machines, configure every product in the VI3 suite, monitor resources and performance, maintain security, and much more.

Absolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to Freebsd
Absolute Freebsd
The Complete Guide to Freebsd
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1593271514

FreeBSD--the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operating system--is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still to master.



Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to FreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this completely revised and rewritten second edition of his landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of his love for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community. Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition covers installation, networking, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and much more, including coverage of how to:

  • Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, and host-based intrusion detection
  • Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
  • Manage network services and filesystems
  • Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for both servers and clients
  • Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
  • Run diskless systems
  • Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system for your hardware and your workload
  • Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD
  • Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware
  • Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network management system.

Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've been using it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitive guide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.

Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To
Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0672330458

Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To

Real Solutions for Active Directory 2008 Administrators John Policelli Need fast, reliable, easy-to-implement solutions for Microsoft Active Directory 2008? This book delivers exactly what you're looking for. You'll find nearly 250 tested, step-by-step procedures for planning, installing, customizing, and managing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in any production environment. Completely up-to-date, it fully reflects the brand new version of Active Directory introduced in Windows Server 2008, which contains the most significant changes since AD was first introduced. When time is of the essence, turn here first: get answers you can trust--and use--right now Fast, Accurate, and Easy-to-Use
  • Prepare for Active Directory Domain Services installation
  • Install and uninstall Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage trust relationships and functional levels
  • Manage Operations Master Roles and Global Catalog Servers
  • Efficiently administer sites and replication
  • Manage the Active Domain Services schema
  • Administer Active Directory DS data
  • Make the most of Active Directory Group Policies
  • Manage password replication policies
  • Implement fine-grained password and account lockout policies
  • Safely back up and recover Active Directory DS
  • Use Active Directory's improved auditing capabilities to track changes more effectively
John Policelli has been honored by Microsoft as a Microsoft MVP for Directory Services. A solutions-focused IT consultant with over a decade of success in architecture, security, IT strategy, and disaster recovery, John has designed and implemented dozens of complex directory service, e-Messaging, web, networking, and security enterprise solutions. He has provided thought leadership for some of Canada's largest Active Directory installations. He has also served as an author, technical reviewer, and subject matter expert for more than 50 training, exam writing, press, and whitepaper projects related to Windows Server 2008 Identity and Access Management, networking, and collaboration. His technology certifications include MCTS, MCSA, ITSM, iNet+, Network+, and A+. Category: Microsoft / Windows Server
Active Technologies for Network and Service Management: 10th Ifip/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, Dsom'
Active Technologies for Network and Service Management: 10th Ifip/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems
Operations and Management, Dsom'
Paperback      ISBN: 3540665986

This volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains all papers accepted for presentation at the 10th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management (DSOM'99), which took place at the ETH Z rich in Switzerland and was hosted by the Computer Engineering and Networking Laboratory, TIK. DSOM'99 is the tenth workshop in a series of annual workshops, and Z rich is proud to host this 10th anniversary of the IEEE/IFIP workshop. DSOM'99 follows highly successful meetings, the most recent of which took place in Delaware, U.S.A. (DSOM'98), Sydney, Australia (DSOM'97), and L'Aquila, Italy (DSOM'96). DSOM workshops attempt to bring together researchers from the area of network and service management in both industry and academia to discuss recent advancements and to foster further growth in this ?eld. In contrast to the larger management symposia IM (In- grated Network Management) and NOMS (Network Operations and Management S- posium), DSOM workshops follow a single-track program, in order to stimulate interaction and active participation. The speci?c focus of DSOM'99 is "Active Technologies for Network and Service Management," re?ecting the current developments in the ?eld of active and program- ble networks, and about half of the papers in this workshop fall within this category.

Analysis of Cache Performance for Operating Systems and Multiprogramming
Analysis of Cache Performance for Operating Systems and Multiprogramming
by Agarwal
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792390059

As we continue to build faster and fast. er computers, their performance is be- coming increasingly dependent on the memory hierarchy. Both the clock speed of the machine and its throughput per clock depend heavily on the memory hierarchy. The time to complet. e a cache acce88 is oft. en the factor that det. er- mines the cycle time. The effectiveness of the hierarchy in keeping the average cost of a reference down has a major impact on how close the sustained per- formance is to the peak performance. Small changes in the performance of the memory hierarchy cause large changes in overall system performance. The strong growth of ruse machines, whose performance is more tightly coupled to the memory hierarchy, has created increasing demand for high performance memory systems. This trend is likely to accelerate: the improvements in main memory performance will be small compared to the improvements in processor performance. This difference will lead to an increasing gap between prOCe880r cycle time and main memory acce. time. This gap must be closed by improving the memory hierarchy. Computer architects have attacked this gap by designing machines with cache sizes an order of magnitude larger than those appearing five years ago. Microproce880r-based RISe systems now have caches that rival the size of those in mainframes and supercomputers.