Introduction to Macintosh at SLAC

SLAC 1 Nov 1994

Mac users new to SLAC will find helpful information about the Mac environment particular to SLAC in the document Using the Mac at SLAC, Revision 1, May 1993. It is available at the Help Desk in the Computer Building Lobby. We suggest that you check the recommended Mac hardware configurations before you purchase a new Mac.

Once you have installed your Mac, you will want to tailor its software. Consult the document "How to Tailor Your Mac for Use at SLAC," April 1993. If you want to access a SLAC file server or login to a host from a Macintosh off-site, consult the document "How to Get Started with AppleTalk Remote Access," May 1993. Check out the brief writeup "Supported Mac Services", November 1994 for services fully supported by SCS and a few of the most useful Mac network tools. You can pick up the latter two documents at the Help Desk, or access them online as files Public Disk 1: General Help: Tailoring Mac, Public Disk 1: Things You Need: Networking Tools: ARA: SLAC ARA Documentation, and Public Disk 1: General Help: Supported Mac Services.

Announcements, questions, and other information may be communicated via the SLAC newsgroup, slac.users.mac.

You may also find the general SLACwide computing introduction and the PowerBook Pool of interest.

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Information Sources Elsewhere

To find out what's happening with the popular WWW GUI browser, NCSA Mosaic for Macintosh, check its home page. That points to material on external viewers and other helpful code, too.

You may find Mt. Holyoke's Software Tools for Your Macintosh interesting.

Experimental Goodies

You may also find the following interesting:
Stanford University's very popular and comprehensive archive of Macintosh information and programs.
Mac Archive
The University of Michigan's comprehensive Mac archive.
FTP server for Cornell's relatively inexpensive, Internet video-conferencing software. (Contact Joan Winters for a demo.)

Ilse; Winters