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Macintosh Hardware Books

Below are some recomended books are resources that can be useed for acquiring the needed informaion for developing operating systems or learning about the hardware of a Macintosh.


Guide to the Macintosh® Family Hardware, 2nd Edition. Apple Computer. Addison-Wesley, 1990. ISBN 0-201-52405-8.

This book is a remarkable book that explains in detail how ADB functions as well as other protocols like the IWM or SWIM floppy contoller, VIA chanels and other integrated circuits. This book is essential to anyone needing to understand the inerds of the Macintosh, programming with devices, creating devices or cards, or porting operating systems to the Macintosh like Linux/m68k.


Retail Price: $26.95


Designing Cards and Drivers for the Macintosh Family, 3rd Edition. Apple Computer. Addison-Wesley, 1992. ISBN 0-201-60855-3.

This book describes in detail how to develop drivers for NuBus based cards, and how to create NuBus cards. This book also covers different PDS cards found in early Macintoshes including the Macintosh Quadra 700 and 900, Macintosh IIfx, Macintosh SE/30, Macintosh LC and Macintosh IIsi.


Retail Price: $29.95


Inside Macintosh, Devices, Second printing. Apple Computer. Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-62271-8.

This book covers different driver interfaces for the MacOS. Much of the material is oudated with given changes to the MacOS, but many interfaces are still applicable. This book does NOT cover details dealing with Display Manager, latest video driver development, Open Transport (XTI) and Expansion Manager. It does cover though Slot Manager, Device Manager, SCSI Manager, SCSI Manager 4.3 (ANSI CAM), ADB Manager, Power Manager, and Serial Driver. In some of these chapters are information about the technology and how to use it. This book is essential for those wishing to program to devices through the MacOS or those wishing to program the devices themselves through any OS.


Retail Price: $29.95

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