Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 7, 2007 - Computers - 912 pages
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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.
  

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by a very wide margin, the best osx book in existence, and also the best computer book of any kind that i have ever read. i got the rough guide to osx first; its a really nice little book, but i guess it doesnt compare to this. i am awestruck by this book. hi iphone book is also the best one around, though again, the rough guide one is less detailed, but still extremely good. 

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

Contents

Introduction
1
The Mac OS X Desktop
15
Organizing Your Stuff
67
Spotlight
97
Dock Desktop and Toolbars
123
Programs in Mac OS X
147
Time Machine Syncing and Moving Data
221
Automator and AppleScript
249
Printing Faxing Fonts and Graphics
541
Sound Movies and Speech
573
The Unix Crash Course
609
Hacking Mac OSX
659
Mac OS Online
669
Mail and Address Book
695
Safari
751
iChat
773

Windows on Macintosh
287
The Components of Mac OS X
301
The Free Programs
353
CDs DVDs and iTunes
429
The Technologies of Mac
457
Networking File Sharing and Screen Sharing
505
SSH FTP VPN and Web Sharing
799
Appendixes
815
Troubleshooting
829
The WindowstoMacDictionary
843
Where to Go From Here
857
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

David Pogue writes the tech column for the New York Times every week, and in Scientific American every month. He's the host of "NOVA ScienceNow" and other science shows on PBS, and he's been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002. Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power is his debut children's novel. He lives in Connecticut with his three children.

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