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Introductory Macintosh FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Macintosh computers.

This FAQ about Macintosh computers was compiled and written by Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 I have a question... (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Congratulations! You've come to the right place. Usenet ...
-02 How do i use this document? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
comp.sys.mac.faq is currently divided into multiple pieces, a ...
-03 What other information is available? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
comp.sys.mac.faq provides short answers to a number of ...
-04 Which newsgroup should I post to? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
There are no stupid questions, but there are misplaced ones....
-05 How should I answer frequently asked questions? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Mostly through private email. Frequent answers are just ...
-06 Where can I get Mac software? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
The two major North American Internet archives of shareware,...
-07 Can I get shareware by email? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
The info-mac archives at sumex-aim are available by email ...
-08 Where can I find application x? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
If you can't find shareware you're looking for at one ...
-09 Where can I find an application to do x? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Most archives of shareware and freeware have index ...
-10 Can someone mail me application x? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
No. Nor will anyone mail you a part of a file ...
-11 What is .bin? .hqx? .cpt? .etc? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Most files available by FTP are modified twice to allow them ...
-12 How can I get Binhex? Stuffit? etc.? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
By far the easiest way to get these programs is to ask ...
-13 How can I get Binhex, Stuffit, etc. from a PC? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Paul Thomson's shareware DOS utility Macette can ...
-14 Troubleshooting: what to do (before posting) when things go wrong (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
While the various FAQ lists cover a lot of specific problems, ...
-15 Preventive maintenance (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
You wouldn't drive your car 100,000 miles without giving it ...
-16 Disk utilities (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Much like system files hard disks have data structures ...
-17 Backing up (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
This is one part of preventive maintenance that should ...
-18 Disk defragmentation (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
As disks fill up it gets harder and harder to find ...
-19 Reformat your hard disk (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Just as a floppy disk needs to be initialized before use, so a ...
-20 There's a mistake in your faq. (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Thanks for pointing this out. Since I maintain ...
-21 Why don't you include this complicated/payware solution? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
When there are multiple solutions to a common problem, I ...
-22 Would you please include my software in your faq? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
As explained above space in these documents is limited, and ...
-23 Why don't you post the faq more often? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
The FAQ is posted automatically about every two weeks, give ...
-24 Can you help me with this problem I'm having with my mac? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
Certainly! I negotiate consulting fees on a case-by-case basis,...
-25 Will you send me the faq? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
No. I have neither the time nor the inclination to ...
-26 Why don't you format the faq in Word? Digest? Html etc.? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
While I get about one request per month to adhere to some ...
-27 Can I repost, revise, publish or otherwise use this document? (Introductory Macintosh FAQ)
This work is Copyright 1993-1996 by Elliotte M. Harold. ...









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