Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series
- By Robin Williams, John Tollett
- Published Aug 27, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Peachpit Learning Series series.
- Copyright 2010
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 480
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-63538-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-63538-9
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-67903-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67903-1
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The latest update of Robin Williams's bestselling guide will have you working miracles in no time with Snow Leopard, the fastest and most reliable version of the Mac OS X ever. 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 Snow 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 all of the new features in Snow Leopard.
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
One mighty good choice,
This review is from: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)This is an excellent guide to using Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and its applications. Its topics are well illustrated and presented clearly so, like the Mac, they just work.
The topics range from getting to know the Finder Window and using the Dock to Trouble Shooting Your Internet Connection. The applications that come with Snow Leopard are included. iLife and iWork applications are not included.
I enjoyed the great many little features such as control-click an item in the Trash to get an action menu including "Put Back" to restore the item to its last location, and Command-double click any folder in any view to open it in a new separate window. And, try this one yourself, Control-click on any word in TextEdit, or in Pages, for a contextual menu to search for it in Google.
There is excellent coverage of the integration of features in Snow Leopard. As and example the end of a section on Mail lists how it is integrated with Parental Controls, Address... Read more
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good but not great,
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This review is from: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)Good information for a novice user. Organized as a tutorial, with lesson in each chapter. Not much advanced stuff here.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Stellar as always!,
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This review is from: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series (Paperback)Robin Williams never ceases to amaze. As a Mac user for many, many years, it's always wonderful to pick up her latest and see what the new Mac brings. The format is easy to follow and if I need to find how to do something quickly, it's easy to do. Kudos to Ms. Williams and Mr. Tollett.
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction to the Mac os x Desktop
2 A Bit Beyond the Basics
3 Introduction to Mac os x Applications
4 TextEdit for Word Processing
5 Mail for Email, Notes, and To Do Lists
6 Address Book for Contact Info
7 Safari for Web Browsing and News
8 iCal for Organizing your Life
9 iChat for Text, Audio, and Video Messaging
10 iTunes for your Listening Pleasure
11 Preview for Viewing Images and PDFs
12 Miscellaneous Tools on your Mac
13 Common Tools in Mac os x Applications
14 Working between Mac os x Applications
15 Personalize your Mac to Meet your Needs
16 Dashboard—Important Information at your Fingertips
17 Set Up Printing and Faxing
18 Share One Mac with Multiple Users
19 Find What You Want, Fast—with Spotlight
20 Time Machine Backup
21 Get Connected and Share Files
22 Basic Troubleshooting
23 Secure your Mac and its Files
24 Upgrade your Mac and Migrate your Files
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