On this page you will find links to several archaic documents that I have written concerning the Macintosh. Several documents are available in Acrobat PDF format.
Before I go any further, if you use Frame (or any high-end DTP product) on a Mac, let me suggest that you rip out your TrueType fonts !
These notes describe how to configure and use a Macintosh to access the Internet through an Internet access provider that offers dialup PPP service. A document specific to InfoRamp is available; a generic version applies to any ISP.
IBM Global Network, a.k.a. IBM Internet Connection (sometimes known in the USA and Canada as Advantis), is a large and comprehensive supplier of Internet access services. Access to IBM Global Network is only officially "supported" on Windows, OS/2 and AIX operating systems, but because the network operates with open, standard protocols, it is possible to gain access using a Macintosh through a SLIP connection.
You can view and print PostScript on a Mac.
This note details the treatment of gamma correction on Apple Macintosh (tm) computers.
Raster Image Processing, or RIPping, refers to the conversion of a PostScript file to a high-resolution bitmap, a necessary process in typographic-quality printing. RIPping is performed by the PostScript interpreter that resides in a laser printer or filmsetter. You can access several brief documents that introduce you to RIPping, in order to get a document from a Macintosh to a commercial printer.
Upon powering-up or restarting, various pieces of Mac ROM and System software examine the keyboard, and take special actions if certain keys are held down. This page sumarizes the actions.Charles