With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It's just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time.
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's web browser.
This Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using:
Leopard's totally revamped Finder
Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks
Quick Look to view files before you open them
The Time Machine, Leopard's new backup feature
Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac
Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos
Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard
Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own
There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is a great new way to tame it.
David Pogue is one of America's best-selling how-to authors, with nearly 3 million books in print. David is the creator of the Missing Manual series and the weekly computer columnist for The New York Times.
Alyce, May 24, 2008 (view all comments by Alyce)
David Pogue is always "right on" - his being a diehard MAC-MAN doesn't hurt either. I am a class III Apple geek and love all of the extra (necessary and not) info in this book.
1. Short cuts and key strokes that I would have never discovered
2. Free sites to access for down loadable software
3. Hints which save time and make computing even more amazing
4. The guy loves the Mac... it shows
The book is indispensable - even with Apple's help etc., this is necessary for the serious computer lover . . . you don't know what to look for in help - until you know it exists and is even possible. This book has it all.
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