starting to dig the surface

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hendrix07, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Hendrix07 macrumors newbie

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    Greetings,
    this thread was created with the intention to help
    non technical users like me, to understand whats bellow the
    Mac OS X surface, this means getting to understand how it works.
    Trying to increase and understand better questions that can lead to better
    security positioning .

    To start I would like to ask if any one ever had to authenticate to turn the airport ON/OFF?
    From one day to another my sytem demands me every time I want to switch it ON or OFF.
    I wonder if this something normal?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think there's a setting somewhere for this -- I think maybe Network -> Airport -> Airport Options -> Require Administrator Password to Join / Change Networks or something like that.

    But otherwise, no, you should not.
     
  3. Hendrix07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Airport + Where to find basic info

    Hey thanks mkrishnan,
    that was it.

    I have aother question,
    For some one that wants to start understanding
    whats behind the operating systems and how it works,
    There is any basic lectures I can follow in the internet?
    I know the probably its a vast subject, but where to start?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  4. SHankara macrumors member

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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think at the level of detail you're looking for, David Pogue's Missing Manual series is probably perfect. Available for not very much money via Amazon, etc. :)
     
  6. Hendrix07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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