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Little MAC Book: Panther Edition [Paperback]

Robin Williams


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27 May 2004 Little Mac Book: Panther Edition

Sit down at your computer and let bestselling author Robin Williams gently introduce you to the basic features of the Mac. This classic, beloved guide shows you just what you need to get started with a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X Panther. In her gentle, friendly, funny style, author Robin Williams explains the basics of navigating the Mac's desktop and Finder windows, using a mouse, accessing menus and shortcuts, opening and saving applications, printing documents, getting online, surfing the web, and sending email. You'll find plenty of step-by-step instructions, plenty of screenshots, and helpful tips throughout--soon you'll feel comfortable, confident, and able to do just about anything. This beloved guide is the ideal starting place for users new to the Macintosh--and it also makes a great gift for your grandmother who won't stop calling you with questions about how to use her new Mac. No matter how old you are, this book shows you how to acquire exciting new computer skills while having fun in the process.


Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (27 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321266927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321266927
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 17.9 x 1.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,821,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of more than 20 best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac iApps Book, The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Type Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, and Web Design Workshop. 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 World Wide Web.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific resource for Windows switchers 20 Jan 2006
By Pamela - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I got this book because I'm taking a software class in a computer lab entirely full of Macintosh computers. I'm a veteran computer user, but I felt clueless. I didn't understand the Mac vocabulary, and I couldn't do basic things like find the power button, rename a file, or see what was on the hard drive. I still don't know how to page up and down using the keyboard.

This _Little Mac Book_ was wonderful. It told me the name of the Mac browser (Safari), helped me use the "Dock" (Mac's version of the Taskbar), explained the weird extra keys (the one with the funny symbol works similarly to the Windows Ctrl key), and it gave me the vocabulary to find my way around what to me was an entirely foreign computer. (A Mac "alias" is the same as a Windows "shortcut").

I think this is a great book. Naturally, it's meant as an introduction to Macs, and doesn't go very deep into the details. You'd have to look elsewhere for that. But for an introduction to the Mac computers for newbies, this book is marvelous. I recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars meh 26 Dec 2011
By C. Boller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Unless you have never touched a mac before, this book is pretty weak. It arrived quickly and was pristine, but, look elsewhere for better instruction.
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough coverage 9 July 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I usually like Robin Williams' books but I am reallly disappointed with this one. I can't even find anything about the expose feature which is one of the main new features for Panther. If she doesn't cover this, I am wondering what else is missing. I really feel like I was cheated out of my money. This book might be useful to someone who isn't familiar with Mac OS, but it won't help anyone looking for new features in Panther.
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