Synopses & Reviews
Adopting a back-to-the-basics approach, this best-selling little Mac classic has been revised and overhauled to introduce users to Leopard, Apple's newest version of its operating system. In the gentle, friendly, funny style that generations of computer users have come to know and love, author Robin Williams shows readers how to dive in and start working with the Mac and OS X Leopard. Now in full-color for the first time, this little book walks readers through the some of the new features in Leopard, such as Time Machine, the revolutionary and completely unique backup system; Spaces, which allows the user to totally customize different window configurations based on their needs; Spotlight, which now allows the user to search across an entire network (not just the user's computer); and much more. Using straightforward, jargon-free explanations delivered in logical, easy-to-follow sections, Robin is a new user's personal guide, coaching and encouraging the reader as they learn their way around the magic of the Mac.
In this book—now in full color for the first time—Robin returns to one of her favorite things: teaching new computer users how to use and enjoy the Macintosh!
Sit down at your Mac and let Robin introduce you to its basic features. Follow Robin’s step-by-step directions, and you’ll soon feel comfortable, confident, and able to do just about anything you want to do on your Mac. From using the mouse to surfing the web, from menu commands to keyboard shortcuts, you’ll acquire exciting new computer skills—and you’ll have fun in the process.
About the Author
Robin William s has written more than two dozen best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series, and many more. Through her writing, workshops, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, and publishing, as well as the Mac and the web. An inspiring teacher, she has empowered thousands of people around the world to learn new technologies with confidence.