Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue


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  • Pub. Date: October 2009
  • 885pp
  • Sales Rank: 623,195
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    • Pub. Date: October 2009
    • Publisher:O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
    • Format: Paperback, 885pp
    • Sales Rank: 623,195


    For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to:

    • Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
    • Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine.
    • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
    • Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

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    David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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    Must-Have Referenceby MacSolved

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    December 27, 2009: There are two things I always look forward to related to my Macs: Apple's consistently innovative OS improvements with an upgrade or new version, and David Pogue's "Missing Manual." I have relied on the Missing Manual series as my primary reference with each new version of the OS and always easily find the answers to any question that comes up, whether simple or complex. I enjoy Poque's style of writing, his clarity and his humor.

    Buy the book! You won't be disappointed.

    Comprehensiveby Matt2009

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    February 01, 2010: I have been buying each edition and using them as class textbooks. Essentially, its a reference book. There are so many features to the operating system that shorter books don't cover them all. The Missing Manual series is good in general because writers are putting the books together, instead of just computer people. This author has a regular column on Thursdays in the New York Times.

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