Mac OS X For Dummies

So you’re finally making the leap from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Good for you! Or maybe you’ve just switched from Windows and bought a brand-spanking-new iMac. Bravo! Or perhaps you’ve never used a computer before and have bought a new Mac because you heard how easy they are to use. Bonus points!

Whatever your reason for diving into the Aqua-filled world of Mac OS X, rest assured that you made the right choice. Thing is, Apple has made Mac OS X quite different from earlier Mac operating systems, and it’s way different than Windows, so you may need a little help finding your way through that big, complicated operating system – not to mention all that great software that comes bundled with it.

That’s why veteran Mac-scribe Bob LeVitus has written a not-so-big, not-so-complicated Dummies book about Mac OS X. Recently revised for version 10.2 (a.k.a. Jaguar), Mac OS X For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you what Mac OS X is all about, without boring you silly, confusing you to the point of frustration, or poking you with sharp objects. You’ll discover the information and advice you need in a language that you can understand (unlike those other computer books that shall remain nameless).

  Inside Mac OS X For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll find the following topics and more:

  • Setting up and turning on your new Mac
  • Getting around on the Desktop and in the Dock
  • Finding stuff with the Finder
  • Working with Mac OS X applications and files
  • Surfing the Internet – Mac OS X style
  • Sharing and printing files and documents
  • Making your Mac your own: Setting System Preferences
  • Troubleshooting – Yes, even Mac OS X crashes every once in a while
  • Top Ten lists on how to speed up your Mac experience, accessories you should consider, Web sites all Mac freaks should know about, and valuable third-party software

No matter what you use your Mac for – whether it’s to surf the Internet, watch DVDs, listen to online music, or any number of other reasons – Mac OS X For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will get you well on your way to becoming a bona fide Mac guru.

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The Mac mini Guidebook

At 2 inches high and 6-1/2 inches square and with a price tag under $500, Apple’s Mac mini provides just what you’ve been looking for — a viable, low-cost way to move to a Mac and its software without giving up all of your existing peripherals (keyboard, display, and mouse). Here to get you going is the definitive guide from award-winning technology writer David Coursey.

There’s a lot involved in moving to a new OS–you have to transfer files, learn software, and unravel a new interface — but David helps you with everything you need to get up to speed quickly. This book begins by explaining why, where, and when to get a Mac mini before launching into a thorough description of the Mac mini and its uses. David then shows you how to do on your Mac mini all the things you’ve been doing on your Windows machine — and how to use all the great software that is available only for Macs. And finally, David gets into more advanced topics such as troubleshooting your Mac mini and, for those who can’t give up all of their PC-only applications, how to run Windows on it.

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