Introduction to the Mac at SLAC
SLAC 1 Dec 1995
Information for SLAC Mac Users
The following are core documents for users of Macs at SLAC.
- Using the Mac at SLAC, rev.2, May 1995
- contains helpful information about the Mac environment
particular to SLAC. Available at the SCS Computer Support Center (SCSC)
in the Computer Building Lobby.
Recommended Mac Hardware, Feb 1995
- Check the recommended hardware configurations described here
before purchasing a new Mac.
Tailoring Your Mac for SLAC, rev. 2, May 1995
- Use this guide to tailor your Mac after it's been installed.
Supported Mac Services, November 1994
A brief description of services fully supported by SCS and
a few of the most useful Mac network tools.
- SLAC ARA Documentation, April 1995
- Use Apple Remote Access (ARA) to get
access to SLAC file servers and hosts
from a Mac offsite. This tells you what you need to do use ARA
on your Mac at home. Access the document on the Mac server
Public Disk 1: Things You Need: Networking Tools: ARA: SLAC
Other Helpful SLAC Information
- Final report of the Mac Pilot Committee and supporting documents
to see an HTML version of the report only or if you are not at SLAC.
- See this SLAC newsgroup for
announcements, questions, and other information.
- You may find this general computing introduction useful.
- This page includes information on the SLAC computing network
that affects Macintosh users.
- PowerBooks you can borrow for a week/trip at a time.
Press here to go to SLAC Home Page
Information Sources Elsewhere
The WWW GUI
browser we recommend is Netscape. Get the software and installation
instructions for it from the folder Public Disk 1:
Things Your Need: Internet tools: WWW Browsers: Netscape.
WWW Netscape Home page.
Many useful FAQs.
You may find Mt. Holyoke's
Software Tools for Your Macintosh
You may also find the following interesting:
- SUMEX-AIM Info-Mac
- Stanford University's very popular and comprehensive
archive of Macintosh information and programs.
- Mac Archive
- The University of Michigan's comprehensive Mac archive.
- Inexpensive Internet video and audio conferencing
software from Cornell University and, now, White Pine Software.
For the latest development software, see Cornell's
The university is also remodeling its
for a demo.)
* Access to this link is restricted to SLAC users.