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*Please remember G3’s – Power Macs, iMacs & iBooks all started with OS 8x. The last System for Macintosh through 9600 PowerPC is OS 9x. Overlaps will be listed here and in the Macintosh to PowerPC Books & Manuals or Software sections.

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Data Backup

Prosoft Engineering

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Data Backup 2 or 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast. From backing up selected files or folders to a bootable clone, Data Backup has you covered.

The System Requirements for version 2.1 are Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4, Power PC or Intel. Version 3.0.4 extends it through 10.5, Leopard.

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Data Rescue II

Emergency Hard Drive Recovery

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Prosoft Engineering’s Data Rescue is an easy-to-use utility to help you recover files and folders from crashed or corrupted hard disks, floppy disks, or removable cartridges. Recovered data is saved to another medium, leaving the original disk untouched.

Data Rescue II version 1.1 System requirements: Macintosh computers with a G3, G4 or G5 processor
At least 512kb of free RAM
Max OS X 10.2.4 or later system with HFS and HFS+ partitions
A destination drive that you will recover your files to. This can be any mountable drive or network volume with suitable capacity to accommodate all your recovered data. Network functions are not available while booted from the Data Rescue Emergency Boot CD however. A drive to use for the program’s temporary working storage. This can be the same drive as the destination drive. Temporary storage needs may be on the order of 2% the size of the drive being scanned. Network volumes and Zip drives are not recommended for temporary storage, because they are far too slow for this. Box contains two bootable CD's - one for Power PC Macs and one for Intel Macs.

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Drive Genius

Prosoft Engineering

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Drive Genius is an OS X utility designed to provide unsurpassed hard drive management. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, Drive Genius is packed with powerful tools such as a drive optimizer, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing, repairing and rebuilding volumes, plus excellent testing capabilities with media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create and delete partitions, and securely erase the data from volumes/drives per Department of Defense standards. Drive Genius can also hide partitions and duplicate volumes or drives swiftly. Drive Genius also features advanced tools for resizing and moving of volumes without reformatting, and a sector-editing tool to modify the data on any sector of the drive.Version 1.2 requires any Mac with a G3, G4 or G5 processor and OS X 10.2.8, 10.3 or 10.4.

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Hard Drive OS System Install Service

Buying a hard drive but it is empty or the System on it is not what you want, won't work with your computer or just want a fresh install?

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While many Operating Systems are still available from Apple, you may not have an easy or convenient way to get them to or on your Mac.

Contact me or leave a note on the checkout page and let me know what Macintosh the drive will be installed in and what System or OS you would like on it. Please note that I am not selling you the software, you are buying my time to provide this service to you.

Considerations include enablers for System 7x, formatting - whether it needs HD-SC, Drive Setup, or even third party formatting apps like FWB or Silver Lining. Also there are choices like minimal system or install everything available.
$35.00 includes reformatting (initializing), testing yet again and installing a new System.
$50.00 will get you the above Plus some other goodies such as utilities or communications software (currently available elsewhere on the internet for download).

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Mac Design Magazine

March/April 2002

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The Graphics Magazine for Macintosh Users

Contact me for a shipping quote as this can ship Media Mail for a very low cost.

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Mac Life Magazine

Feb 2007 to Jan 2008

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11 magazines, February 2007 through January 2008. Missing from the series is December 2007.

Price is for all as a set. Contact me for a specific issue. Contact me for a shipping quote as these can ship Media Mail for a very low cost.

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Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar Books

Choose one or as many different books you like for OS 10.2!

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All about Jaguar! Mac OS X 10.2.

Choose any one for $10.00. Choose 3 or more for $5.00 each (use coupon code READ THREE at checkout)

1 - Mac OS X Bible: Jaguar Edition. Poole, Cohen & Burnett. 0764537318. 2003. 895 pages. Good condition
2 - Mac OS X V.10.2 Jaguar Little Black Book. Steinberg. 1932111727. 2003. 537 pages. Good Condition
3 - Mac OS X Hints Jaguar Edition. Griffiths. 0596004516. 2003. 461 pages. Good condition
4 - Mac OS X Killer Tips. Kelby. 0735713170. 2003. 267 pages. Like New condition
5 - Teach Yourself Visually - Mac OS X V.10.2 Jaguar. Maran. 076451802X. 2003. 307 pages. Good to Acceptable condition
6 - The Mac OS X Conversion Kit: 9 to 10 Side By Side (Jaguar Edition). Kelby. 0735713545. 2003. 277 pages. Like New condition
7 - The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book: Jaguar Edition. Williams. 0321169662. 2003. 784 pages. Very Good condition
8 - Visual Quickpro Guide Mac OS X 10.2 Advanced. Langer. 0321168933. 2003. 344 pages. Very Good Condition
9 - Visual Quickstart Guide Mac OS X 10.2. Langer. 0321158016. 2003. 354 pages. Like New Condition

Select book number below. Just one in stock for most!

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Mac OS X The Missing Manual

The book the should have been in the box

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In creating Mac OS X version 10.1, Apple married a sturdy, polished Unix core with a gorgeous screen design... In Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, David Pogue once again offers warm witty, jargon-free writing with enough basics for the novice and enough depth for the power user. A must have for everyone migrating to OS X from earlier systems.

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Mac Secrets 5th Edition

Tips, pointers and troubleshooting covering the new iMac, USB & G3’s plus a CD with over 100 programs

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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the international Macintosh best-seller brings you authoritative, thorough coverage of Mac OS 8.5, the red-hot iMac, USB, G3 Macs and PowerBooks, Office 98, and the Internet explosion - all with the expertise and humor you've come to expect from Pogue and Schorr! Overhauled and fatter than ever, this new edition packs over 650 new tips, productivity pointers, and troubleshooting techniques. Complete with a CD-ROM crammed with over 500MB of software and shareware, Macworld Mac Secrets, 5th Edition, will keep you - and your Mac - smiling!

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Macworld Magazine

2002 To 2006

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Select one:

A. 02.2002
B. 03.2002
C. Total OS X Special Issue Spring 2002
D. March 2003
E. April 2003
F. May 2003
G. June 2003
H. August 2003
I. September 2003
J. November 2003
K. May 2004
L. June 2004 (sealed)
M. July 2004
N. August 2004
O. September 2004
P. October 2004
Q. January 2005
R. February 2005
S. March 2005
T. April 2005
U. May 2005
V. June 2005
W. July 2005
X. August 2005
Y. September 2005 - date handwritten on cover
Z. October 2005
AA. November 2005
AB. December 2005
AC. January 2006
AD. February 2006
AE. March 2006
AF. April 2006
AG. May 2006
AH. June 2006
AI. July 2006
AJ. August 2006
AK. September 2006
AL. October 2006
AM. November 2006
AN. December 2006

Contact me for a shipping quote as these can ship Media Mail for a very low cost.

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Marine Aquarium

The Ultimate 3D Virtual Aquarium. Version 1.1

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This hyper-realistic marine aquarium is really great entertainment with screensaver features! The 3D fish are so vibrant, the tank scenery is so colorful and dimensional, you'll think you're looking at the real thing!

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Maximum Accessibility

Making your web site more usable for everyone

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Maximum Accessibility is a comprehensive resource for creating Web sites that comply with new U.S. accessibility standards and conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. This book offers an overview of key issues, discusses the standards in depth, and presents practical design techniques, up-to-date technologies, and testing methods to implement these standards for maximum accessibility. You will learn how to: Write effective text equivalents for images and audio files. Caption soundtracks and describe the action of videos and animation. Set up data and layout tables that make sense to the ear and eye. Design Web forms that people can interact with via the keyboard and other input devices. Label forms so that people who use talking browsers can give the right information at the right time. Make scripts accessible to people who don't use a mouse. Create simple PDF files that are accessible to people with disabilities. Use cascading style sheets to make your thoroughly accessible pages look great

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Picture Rescue

Prosoft Engineering

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As digital cameras become more powerful and smaller in size, the most important piece to the camera is still the pictures that it takes (and has taken). Unfortunately, these digital pictures are as easy to lose as they are to take. Deleted pictures, reformatted media cards and corrupt media cards are all threats to today's digital photographer. In our continuing pursuit of protecting against data loss of any kind, Prosoft Engineering is proud to announce Picture Rescue...
Picture Rescue can:
1) Recover Deleted pictures from your digital camera media (single delete or delete all functions)
2) Recover pictures from a reformatted digital media card (except XD cards found in Olympus and Fuji cameras)
3) Recover pictures from a corrupt digital media card (one that is no longer mounting or showing up when plugged in to the camera or media reader)

Version 1.2.1 is compiled as a Universal Binary, which allows it to run on OS X 10.4 and later Intel based Macintoshes, as well as OS X 10.2.4 and later Power PC based Macintoshes.

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Sad Macs Bombs and Other Disasters ~ 4th Edition

Must have reference for what to do when something goes wrong.

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The 4th and final edition of the very popular Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters really is a must for anyone running pre-OS X software on their Macs. Written by Ted Landau, the creator of MacFixIt website. When faced with disaster, whom can you trust to see you through? There's never a good time for your Mac to go on the blink. but when something goes wrong, you want it fixed right now. Extension conflicts, memory problems and what to do when your system freezes. The book has been updated for coverage through Mac OS 9, and looks at FireWire, USB, iMacs, PowerBooks, the iBook, G3 and G4 Macs, QuickTime 4, DVD drives, infrared connections, cable modems, SCSI cards and much more.

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System or Software on Disks

Mac or Apple II System or Software Disks

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System or Software on Disk

While many Operating Systems may still be available from Apple, or elsewhere on the internet, you may not have an easy or convenient way to get them to or on your Apple II or Mac.

I can provide those systems to you on disks - 5 1/4, 3.5, CD, Zip disk or installed on a hard drive that you have purchased from me. So while I am not selling you the software, I am selling my time and disks to provide this service to you.

Please select from the following:
A) 5 1/4” Disks - Apple II
B) 3 1/2” Disks - Apple II
C) 3 1/2” Disks - 400k or 800k for early Macs. *400k will be 800k formatted as 400.
D) 3.5 Disks - 1.4M disks for later Macs and Power PC
E) CD-ROM - Bootable for System 7.5 and up, earlier systems would contain disk images only.
For Hard Drive installation see here- this also includes Zip disks! Ask me about other ejectable media.

$10.00 per 5 1/4” floppy disk
$10.00 per 800K 3 1/2” floppy disk as supply is limited.
$10.00 per 1.4MB High Density 3.5 floppy disk for the first 3 disks, then $5.00 each for additional disks
$35.00 for a CD, Zip or hard drive install.

*Price includes media for floppy disks and CD’s. **Zip Disks and hard drives are sold separately. ***Floppy disks and Zip disks may have been previously used. Disk colors will vary.

Contact me if your original disk for any application or program has gone bad and you need a replacement disk.

Contact me with your needs before ordering and I can let you know how many disks it will take. You can adjust the quantity on the checkout page.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to iMac

The simple approach to iMac computers.

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So, you've got something comparable in power to a Mack truck. It's flavors are creamier and more popular than mac 'n' cheese. And its technology is as cutting-edge as Satchmo's "Mack the Knife"........ the most lighthearted, conversational-style and information-packed book for iMac users.

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The iMac Book ~ (G3)

Learn how to use your new iMac!

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The iMac Book is the complete technology and cyberculture resource on Apple's new iMac for beginning computer users. You will learn how the Mac operating System works, as well as your option to run more than 30 other operating systems on your iMac, including Windows 95/98. Additionally, you will discover how to troubleshoot problems, choose upgrade paths, add peripherals, and increase your computer memory by yourself.

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The Mac OS 9 Book

The Ultimate Macintosh User's Guide

Covers the Latest Update 9.0.4

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The Mac OS 9 operating system can help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before - if you know the tricks.This comprehensive guide reveals them all - power tips, customization secrets, Internet tools and utilities, troubleshooting advice - everything you need to make the most of your Mac. This book also includes a MacAddict CD-ROM packed with software, games, demos, Internet tools, and more!
The Mac OS 9 Book contains in-depth coverage of the powerful new technologies--including improvements and bug fixes in 9.0.4--and over 50 new features available in Mac OS 9.

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The Mac OS X Conversion Kit ~ Panther Edition

9 to 10 side by side

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You already know how to work in Mac OS 9; here's how to do those same things in Mac OS X Panther (10.3).

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Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing Macs

For the G3 and G4 Macs

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The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Maximizing Your Mac’s Performance

Identify, fix, and prevent Mac problems with this comprehensive and easy-to-use reference. This complete guide will show you how to take control of your Mac when crisis hits. Highly organized and featuring a quick "Symptoms-at-a-Glance" section, you’ll find troubleshooting solutions for a slew of familiar and not-so-familiar problems, including memory issues, power supply malfunctions, and virus symptoms. This essential guide addresses Internet protocols and wireless technology, attaching all types of peripheral devices, and gives practical advice for creating a trouble-free networking environment. Also included are detailed procedures for regular Mac maintenance, so you can keep any future problems to a minimum.

Learn to:

  • Enhance system performance
  • Understand each Mac hardware and software component
  • Connect and troubleshoot all types of peripherals including scanners, printers, CD-ROM and DVD drives -- and more
  • Maintain your Mac regularly
  • Recover from system disasters quickly and effectively
  • Know what’s wrong immediately by using the "Symptoms-at-a-Glance" section
  • Minimize freezing, force quits, and system crashes
  • Work with other platforms
  • Plus, get a peek at Mac OS X

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