Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series
- By Robin Williams
- Published Oct 25, 2007 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Peachpit Learning Series series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 480
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-50263-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50263-6
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-50295-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50295-7
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Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books about the Macintosh, including the groundbreaking The Little Mac Book, as well as Robin Williams Mac OS X Book and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series. She is an icon in the Mac community. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the Web.
Learn how to get the most out of Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard with legendary teacher and author Robin Williams.
The Peachpit Learning Series brings you the best-selling authors you know and love, on the topics that are near and dear to you, in a format that allows you to learn just what you need to know, and at your own pace. With this book, you can learn in your own way—whether it’s working through the lessons from start to finish, jumping straight to step-by-step exercises about new features, or looking up just what you need to know at that moment. There are hundreds of exciting tools and hidden gems in your Macintosh. And with the gentle yet expert hand of Robin Williams guiding you along the way, you will learn to take full advantage of all that Leopard has to offer. If you are new to Mac OS X, you'll learn to use your Mac with help from a world-renowned teacher. From there, you can move on to customize it to suit the way you work. And if you've been using Mac OS X already, you'll learn to use the new features in Leopard, like Spaces, Quick Look, and Time Machine, and explore all the enhancements to favorites like Mail and iChat.
88 of 97 people found the following review helpful
Ideal book for new Leopard Users! Easy to understand and read,
This review is from: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)Robin Williams seems to have a uncanny clairvoyance that not only helps her figure out that William Shakespeare's works were possibly written by Mary Sidney, but also helped her get a Leopard guide in the Apple stores the same day Leopard came out. Ok, she had some help from Apple by getting an advance copy. Maybe she used the Time Machine feature to go back to the days of Romeo and Juliet. It's a pretty powerful feature of Leopard.
Obviously Apple trusted her enough to provide her with a pre-release copy of Leopard as well as make her the featured Leopard book in the store. In the Mac publishing world, she's about as well known and well respected as ol' Bill Shakespeare himself--and written almost as many works. Unlike Bill, reading her books are easy and straightforward arming non-technical users with the skills and understanding to attack Leopard head on.
In particular, Robin's style is to expertly use page layout and screenshots to explain the features of... Read more
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Recommended for those switching from MS Windows,
This review is from: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)A number of recent projects have necessitated a switch from Windows to the MacBook Pro 17 inch. I was initially luke warm about this decision, having basically endorsed the PC world for a long time. I depend on my PC (excuse me, my Mac!) for productivity but Vista proved to be the straw that finally broke it for me. I frankly could not be bothered with all of the rigmarole. I needed a machine that could handle data measured in gigabytes that would just simply work when I turned it on. Enter my MacBook Pro -- and the excellent help that Robin Williams provides (and, she's a she!!)
Even though she covers the basic stuff she does it in a way that is not condescending to a person who does, after all, have a fairly long and sophisticated history of computer use. Her descriptions are engaging, simple, and succinct. She gets the point across quickly via clever use of screen shots, terminology that successfully bridges the PC-Mac gap, and brief but well-focused narrative... Read more
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding as always,
This review is from: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)When I was in college (early to mid-90s), I wouldn't have touched a computer with a "buck and a quarter" quarterstaff if I didn't absolutely have to. Then I happened to pick up a copy of Robin's "Little Mac Book" (only because I confused her with the comic actor of the same name). I flipped through the book and realized instantly just how easy & fun Robin Williams could make computers. I carried that book with me the rest of the way through college. Since that time I've been hooked on Mac Computers. Robin's clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style inspired me to become a computer teacher and tech writer myself.
As noted in another review, Robin's books are typically aimed at beginners. She does not overwhelm her Mac novice readers with a lot of technical details that they don't want or need to know.
That being said, I have to point out that some of her books make handy references even for advanced Mac users (especially when it comes to connecting a Mac... Read more
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