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BeOS Support Information


Installing the BeOS Preview Release

Installation Requirements
Before You Begin
Preparing a Power Macintosh for Installation
Preparing a BeBox for Installation
Installing the BeOS
Installation Options
Start the BeOS
Advanced Installation Option: Creating a Hard Disk Partition
for the BeOS For Mac OS Systems
Required Tools
Before You Begin
Creating a Partition for the BeOS

BeOS Basics

Starting the BeOS
Selecting a Boot Disk
Shutting Down the BeOS
Resetting the BeOS
Interrupting the BeOS
Getting to Know the BeOS Workspace
Using the Mouse
Using the Keyboard
Keyboard Shortcuts
Working With Windows
Moving a Window
Resizing a Window
Scrolling the Items in a Window
Zooming a Window
Hiding a Window
Selecting Items
Changing Views
Working in List View
Closing a Window
Working With Menus
Navigating Menus by Dragging
Navigating Context-Sensitive Menus
Navigating Menus by Clicking
Navigating Menus From the Keyboard
Choosing Menu Items by Shortcut
Working With the Tracker
Understanding the Hierarchical File System
Getting Information About an Item
Opening Folders
Renaming Items
Creating a Folder
Moving and Copying Items
Replicating Items
Duplicating Items
Deleting Items
Working With the Deskbar
Moving the Deskbar
Finding Items
Opening a Query
Taking a Screen Shot

Learning Be Application Basics

Starting an Application
Switching Applications
Quitting an Application
Creating a New File
Saving a File
Opening a File
Working With Text
Selecting Text
Typing Text
Typing Special Characters
Copying and Moving Text
Moving Text With the Mouse
Deleting Text
Printing With the BeOS
Adding a Printer
Adding an HP LaserJet to Your System
Adding an Apple LaserWriter-Compatible Printer
Selecting a Printer
Page Setup and Print Dialogs

Connecting Your BeOS System to the Internet

Connecting to the Internet
Connecting Network Hardware
Gather IP Address Information
Adding Network Interfaces
Network Interfaces for Ethernet Connections
Network Interfaces for Modem Connections
Configuring Domain Name Services
Saving and Restarting Networking
Backing Up and Restoring Network Configurations
Initiating a PPP Connection
Setting Up a Stand Alone Network
Setting Up BeOS for Both Stand Alone Network
and Modem-Based Internet Use
Multiple Network Interfaces
IP Forwarding
Disabling Domain Name Service
Editing the hosts File
Installing Network Drivers
Mac OS TCP/IP Configuration Information

Using Internet Services

Uniform Resource Locators (URLS)
Using Worldwide Web Services
Accessing Internet Web Servers - NetPositive
The Browser Window
Retrieving a Web Page
Using the Navigation Buttons
Accessing an Internet File Server With NetPositive
Browser Window Menus
Setting Your Default Home Page
NetPositive as a Replicant -- Live Desktop Pages
Document Encoding
Using NetPositive with Proxy Servers
Setting Up a BeOS Personal Web Server
Using Internet File Sharing
Accessing Internet File Servers
Command Line FTP
Graphical FTP Applications
Setting Up a BeOS Personal File Server
Using Internet Mail Services
Configuring Mail Services
Mail Status Window
Checking for New Mail
Reading Mail
Sending Mail
BeMail Preferences
Other Mail Packages
Using Internet Remote Access Services
Configuring Telnet Remote Access
Accessing Your BeOS System via Telnet
Compressing and Archiving Files
Archiving - tar Files
Compressing - gzip Files
Archiving and Compressing - zip Files
Archive and Compression Tracker Add-Ons
Software Installers - PackageBuilder Files

Customizing the BeOS

Using the Boot Application
Using Drive Setup
Disk Mounting Settings
Automatic Disk Mounting
Disk Mounting During Boot
Supported Drives
Drive Setup Features
Mounting a Volume
Unmounting a Volume
Formatting a Disk
Partitioning a Disk
Creating Apple-Style Partitions
Creating Intel-Style Partitions
Initializing a Disk
Understanding File Types
Changing the Type of a File
Changing a File Type
File Type for an Application
Using the Font Panel
Setting Keyboard Preferences
Using the Keymap Application
Setting Menu Preferences
Setting Mouse Preferences
Setting Network Preferences
Setting Screen and Workspace Preferences
Adjusting the Screen Size and Position
Setting a Desktop Color
Understanding Workspaces
Configuring Workspaces
Navigating Workspaces
Setting Scroll Bar Preferences
Selecting a Printer
Setting Sound Preferences
Setting Time Preferences
Setting Virtual Memory Preferences
Adding Fonts
Adding Add-Ons
Adding a Driver

Working With the Mac OS

Mounting HFS Volumes
Launching Drive Setup
Mounting HFS Volumes
Copying Files
Unmounting HFS Volumes
Converting Macintosh TrueType Fonts
Launching the TTConverter and Converting Fonts
Installing Converted Fonts in the BeOS
Transferring Files From Networked Mac OS Hosts
Setting Up Your Network
Turning on Internet File Sharing
Using Netfinder for Mac OS to Transfer Files

App A: Using the BeOS Command Line Shell

Command Line Control and Tools
Getting Under The Hood
Powerful Scripting Language
Accessing the BeOS Command Line
Examples of Common Commands

App B: BeOS Directory Structure


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