OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) Paperback – 20 Aug 2012
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About the Author
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. 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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So I did my research on the numerous different books available ( and I do mean books, you know the heavy, nice paper things), despite Mountain Lion being newly released. Basically I did internet reviews, knowing how fickle and subjective they can be, and looked at actual copies of the previous additions for lion, snow leopard etc.
Let me tell you... the change / move over to the Mac IS NOT as painful as expected, praise the lord, however there is so much to take in as these computers will blow your socks off with their wizardry and as such you will need help. I spent quite a few hours watching the different tutorials on the apple site and particularly youtube etc and would recommend all new users to do this it will make your transition a pleasurable one.
Then, when you have a little insight into the basics and fundamentals of the Mac you will need this book, the most valuable tool money can buy, its quite simply amazing! It's just the most comprehensive book you could purchase and why Apple don't supply one of these with every sale I will never know.
Its very easy to understand, smartly written with the odd line of humor every now and then and really is the bible to the Mac. Currently I am only a third of the way through it and sit when ever I can at my iMac with the book at the side of me working my way though page by page, its actually a pleasure.Read more ›
Written in a way that is easy to understand. I don't usually look at these books because I find that the information is hard to follow. The Mac programmes are so easy to use and I am finding this book really helpful. Highly recommended.
Any title in the series will be a good choice and may be a useful expansion on any other similar, although either more specific or less comprehensive, alternative. This one, which delves into the specifics of OS X 10.8 - Mountain Lion - rather than OS X generally, provides what initially appeared to be full coverage of its subject and includes data on most of the provided applications as well as others that you can either download and use without payment or purchase although that is not its major function. On one of its first pages, it lists in broad terms, some of the differences (omissions, additions and changes) from the previous version and there is a separate list for those who may need it of the major included utilities.
Although thoroughly illustrated, the book primarily depends upon its text rather than its images to disperse its message and uses its imagery to clarify and demonstrate specific points where necessary. The book does its job well although it does not delve deeply into the intricacies of Unix (leaving that to another book) and other technical matters likely not to be of concern to the majority of the system's users. Similarly, hardware issues are mostly left to companion titles, one for MacBook Pros and another for iMacs (the Mac Mini appears not currently to be included) although there are some references where they are needed.
The book also includes a comparative table of Mac and Windows keyboard shortcuts, the presence of which some may question.Read more ›
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Are you an existing Mac user who upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion? Or are you a new Mac user who plunged into the world of the Mac on a system with Mountain Lion pre-installed? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Yasin
You buy books in this category possibly once you enter the Apple world. This book did its job for me. Once upgrading to Yosemite, I no more felt to need books in this category.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
As always David Pogue makes the complicated easy. Clearly layed out and explained. Highly recommend.Published 21 months ago by Karen
This is a huge bible which I have on my desk as a reference in case I get stuck on anything. A big book! All finePublished 24 months ago by J Nicholls