Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition, The
- By Robin Williams
- Published Aug 27, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Little Book series.
- Copyright 2010
- Dimensions: 7 X 10
- Pages: 216
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-64691-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-64691-0
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-67928-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67928-4
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Robin Williams has written more than two dozen best-selling books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series, and many more. Through her writing, workshops, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, and publishing, as well as the Mac and the Web. An inspiring teacher, she has empowered thousands of people around the world to learn new technologies with confidence.
Adopting a back-to-the-basics approach, this bestselling little Mac classic has been revised and overhauled to introduce users to Snow Leopard, Apple's newest version of its operating system. In the gentle, friendly, funny style that generations of computer users have come to know and love, author Robin Williams shows readers how to dive in and start working with the Mac and OS X Snow Leopard. This full-color little book walks readers through all of the key new features in Snow Leopard. Using straightforward, jargon-free explanations delivered in logical, easy-to-follow sections, Robin is a new user's personal guide, coaching and encouraging readers as they learn their way around the magic of the Mac.
60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
commercial art department always used the newest edition of this book to get their students up and running on a Mac,
This review is from: The Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition (Paperback)When I took my first commercial art course I had to learn how to use a Mac instead of a PC. I discovered that the commercial art department always used the newest edition of this book to get their students up and running on a Mac. As the head of the department told us, "you will be working on your first art projects in Photoshop on a Mac in two days." He was right. He gave us a test to show we'd all read the book and then we all opened Photoshop on the lab Macs and we were off and running. Not a single student had a problem. There are more complicated books about Macs. There are books with more tricks to use on Macs. But there is no other book which can get you up and running a Mac and creating projects on software running on a Mac this fast. My sister just took a new job and the first day the company handed her a Mac. I told her to get this book and she was up and running fast too. To this day the commercial art department where I learned still starts every new student off... Read more
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Best for new users, fine for all users,
This review is from: The Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition (Paperback)This is a well designed easy to read book about the very basic things you should know to use a Macintosh computer. It begins by covering things like icons and the visual clues they provide to their meanings. It goes on to the other basics like files, the desktop, the finder window and application windows. If you are new to computers and the Mac, you will learn much faster if this is the first book you read.
If you are not new, and you think you know all this basic stuff, this is still a fun book to read. If you are like me, you will be surprised by how many basic things you do not know, and how many things would improve your work if you practiced them.
I did not know that the fastest way to jump to the Location Box to enter an address in Safari is to type '-L (command-L). I was aware that we do not have to type "http://" in the address. I even knew that to go to [...] all you have to type is "apple" without the quotes. However, do you know in which part of the... Read more
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Very Basic Learning Book,
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This review is from: The Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition (Paperback)I bought this book because I am a new Mac owner and wanted to learn how to use it, after being a PC user for many years. At the same time, I bought a couple other books, which turned out to be much better learning sources. I probably misjudged this book. It turned out to be a very basic computing book and most of the information in it I had known for years. It seemed to me that it was better suited for someone who was altogether new to computers. It was not of much use for me. I think it probably is a good and easy book for beginners, but does not address the overall issues in learning to use the Mac.
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Table of Contents
1 A map of your Mac
2 The Mouse
3 The Dock
4 Finder Windows
5 Menus & Shortcuts
6 Use an Application
7 Save & Print
8 Close, Quit & Trash
9 Get Connected
10 Surf the Web
11 Let’s Do Email
12 Other Useful Features
Downloadable Sample Chapter
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