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Mac OS X Leopard (Missing Manual)


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ISBN13: 9780596529529
ISBN10: 059652952x
Condition: Standard
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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.

Book News Annotation:

Well-known tech author Pogue has a valuable talent for writing clear descriptions, in personal, non-patronizing language, of even the simplest computer functions, while also writing for advanced users. His enthusiasm and positive tone will be welcome as new owners of the Leopard operating system learn its features, almost all of which differ from Mac OS 9. O'Reilly teams Pogue's expertise with excellent text design and illustration, making the volume easy to navigate. Additional tips are available from the series website. This is a practical, thorough, and easy-to-use reference that Leopard owners--whether Mac adepts or newbies--will refer to again and again. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: The Mac OS X Desktop
  • Chapter 1: Folders and Windows
  • Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff
  • Chapter 3: Spotlight
  • Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbars
Part II: Programs in Mac OS X
  • Chapter 5: Documents, Programs, and Spaces
  • Chapter 6: Time Machine, Syncing, and Moving Data
  • Chapter 7: Automator and AppleScript
  • Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh
Part III: The Components of Mac OS X
  • Chapter 9: System Preferences
  • Chapter 10: The Free Programs
  • Chapter 11: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes
Part IV: The Technologies of Mac OS X
  • Chapter 12: Accounts, Parental Controls, and Security
  • Chapter 13: Networking, File Sharing, and Screen Sharing
  • Chapter 14: Printing, Faxing, Fonts, and Graphics
  • Chapter 15: Sound, Movies, and Speech
  • Chapter 16: The Unix Crash Course
  • Chapter 17: Hacking Mac OS X
Part V: Mac OS Online
  • Chapter 18: Internet Setup
  • Chapter 19: Mail and Address Book
  • Chapter 20: Safari
  • Chapter 21: iChat
  • Chapter 22: SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing
Part VI: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Installing Mac OS X 10.5
  • Appendix B: Troubleshooting
  • Appendix C: The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary
  • Appendix D: Where to Go From Here
  • Appendix E: The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List

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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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Product Details

Pogue, David
Pogue Press
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Operating systems (computers)
Macintosh (computer)
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Operating Systems - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
9.19 x 7 x 1.72 in 3.15 lb

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