Pogue Unleashes Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

December 7, 2007  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual is finally out. Written by David Pogue, the New York Times technology columnist, The Missing Manual series of books for the Mac are a great resource for novice to intermediate users of Macintosh computers.

When I bought the Missing Manual for Panther (two versions of Mac OS X ago), there was only one version of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. Now there are two. The first, Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual covers the operating system in great detail and has introductions to the iLife applications – iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto (for which Pogue also wrote separate Missing Manual books). The second book in the series is Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition. This book is for someone who has just made or is thinking about switching from Windows to the Mac.

When I bought my first Mac, I had used one at the Apple Store a few times, but I wasn’t exactly “fluent” with my new computer. Reading The Missing Manual helped me get the most out of my Mac. It really was a great book. Given the consistent high quality of Pogue’s books, I trust that the Leopard versions will be equally useful.

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