Mac OS X: The Missing Manual

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Pogue Press/O'Reilly, Dec 1, 2003 - Computers - 763 pages
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Apple says that Mac OS X 10.3 introduces 150 new features--but that's not really true. In fact, "Panther" includes many more than that. It's faster, more polished, and much more efficient. But it still comes without a manual.

With 300,000 copies in print, the first two versions of this book became industry bestsellers. Now David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to this completely rewritten, greatly expanded edition. It covers:

Getting started. The early chapters demystify the Dock, windows, and the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure--an ideal introduction.

New technologies. Mac OS X 10.3 brings breakthroughs in window management (Expose, the Sidebar); security (File Vault, Secure Empty Trash); and productivity (faxing, Fast User Switching).

Bonus software. Panther comes with over 50 free programs--and this book gives you expertise in all of them. This beefed-up edition includes all-new mini-manuals on iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iChat AV, and Safari.

Basics of Unix. You can completely ignore Panther's Unix core. But if the command line intrigues you, this book offers a gentle introduction.

Finding familiar features. Two "Where'd It Go?" Dictionaries make it easy for Mac OS 9 and Windows refugees to look up a traditional feature--and find out where it went in Mac OS X 10.3.

As always, "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual" offers warm, witty writing, and bursts with the shortcuts, surprises, and design touches that make the Mac the most passionately championed computer in the world.

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Review: Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

First let me start by saying that I have used macs exclusively for the past 20 years or so. I don't consider myself to be an expert, or even really that knowledgeable when it comes to computers ... Read full review

Review: Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Good book for getting to the know the OS. Light on terminal stuff though. Read full review

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