Macs For Dummies

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Wiley, Sep 5, 2000 - Computers - 432 pages
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Buying a Mac neatly eliminates most of the hassle, frustration, and annoyance that normally comes with buying a computer. In addition, the modern Macintosh model has everything you need built in: a modem, a CD-ROM, and a glorious color screen (built into every model except Power Macs). Selling a complete computer in one handy bundle isn’t a new idea – but rarely has it all worked together so smoothly.

If the Mac is so simple, then who needs a book about it? Well, despite all the free goodies you get with the Mac, a manual isn’t among them. You need somewhere to go when things go wrong or when you want to know what the add-on software does. Macs For Dummies, 7th Edition, is the resource to turn to. This information-packed book is for

  • Aspiring or experienced graphic artists
  • The computer newbie who wants to get to know the Mac
  • The regular Mac user who want to explore the newest features and applications
  • The computer user who is switching from a Windows-based PC to the Mac
  • Anyone who is tired of battling PC viruses (there is only one known virus – easily avoided –  that affects Macs!)

Macs For Dummies, 7th Edition, is your complete guide to the Mac. Find out how to make movies with iMovie ; build a database with AppleWorks 6; or go wireless with the AirPort Card. Following is a hit list of just some of the things you’ll find in this book:

  • Understanding windows, icons, and folders
  • Getting fast with keyboard shortcuts
  • Hooking up a printer, scanner, digital camera, or PalmPilot
  • Making your way onto the Internet
  • Having fun with e-mail
  • Making your laptop battery last
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Getting familiar with Mac OS X

David Pogue is a Macworld magazine columnist and author of six For Dummies books. His Macs For Dummies, 6th Edition, is the #1 best-selling Mac book in 19 languages.

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User Review  - Phil Gladden - Goodreads

This is a very informative and funny book. I read this back in the 7.0 days but Im sure the newer editions are just as good. Read full review

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User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

Haven't seen more recent editions, but Pogue is a genius at making any complex seem easy. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter Vr HighTech Made Easy
23
Top Ten Differences between Memory and a Hard Disk
29
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

David Pogue is a Macworld magazine columnist and author of six For Dummies® books. His Macs® For Dummies®, 6th Edition, is the #1 bestselling Mac book in 19 languages.

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