Mac OS X Leopard
The Missing ManualBook - 2007
Demonstrates the operating system's basic features, including Internet access, file management, configuring the desktop, installing peripherals, and working with applications.
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 (booknews.com)
Ingram Publishing Services
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