|ADB Devices |
The Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) is used to communicate with the keyboard, the mouse, and other user-input devices.
|ATA Devices |
ATA stands for AT Attachment, a standard interface used with storage devices such as hard disk drives. ATA drives are also referred to as integrated drive electronics (IDE) drives.
|Block-Level Device Drivers |
Block devices read and write blocks of data and provide random access to data. Disk drives are the most common block devices.
|Cursor Devices |
Cursor devices control the location of the cursor and include relative devices, such as a mouse, and absolute devices, such as a graphics tablet.
|Device Manager |
The Device Manager is the part of the Mac OS that controls the exchange of information between applications and hardware devices.
|Display Devices |
The Display Manager communicates with a video device driver to change display modes for displays that support multiple screen resolutions.
|Ethernet Driver |
The Ethernet driver controls communication over the Ethernet.
|Name Registry |
The Name Registry is a high-level Mac OS service that stores the names and relations of hardware and software components including I/O devices and drivers.
| || |
|PC Card Services |
PC Card Services are system software used by all PC Card (PCMCIA card) client software.
|PCI Card Services |
PCI Card drivers are supported by several parts of the Mac OS, such as the Name Registry and the Driver Servies Library.
|Power Manager |
The Power Manager is the part of the Mac OS that controls power to the internal hardware devices of Macintosh PowerBook computers.
|SCSI Manager |
The SCSI Manager is the part of the Mac OS that controls the transfer of data between a Macintosh computer and peripheral devices connected through the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI).
|Serial Driver |
The Serial Driver supports asynchronous serial data communication between applications and serial devices connected to the modem and printer ports.
|Slot Manager |
The Slot Manager is the part of the Mac OS that allows an application or a device driver to communicate directly with NuBus expansion cards. (In Macintosh computers with PCI slots, the Name Registry replaces the Slot Manager for most operations.)
|USB Devices |
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a high-speed serial bus used to communicate with human interface devices such as the Apple USB keyboard and mouse; low-bandwidth USB devices such as printers, scanners, modems, and mass-storage devices; and USB gaming devices, such as joysticks.