The Little iMac Book (2nd Edition)

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9780201704464: The Little iMac Book (2nd Edition)

The first edition of The Little iMac Book quickly soared to the top of bestseller lists when it released in the Fall of 1998. Since then, Apple has revved the iMac several times, making it a challenge for consumers to understand the features of each new iMac and what it can do. Robin Williams' newly revised bestseller is updated to cover all the latest releases of Apple's groundbreaking consumer machine including the new desktop video capabilities and DVD-ROM drives, improved graphics capabilities, and the AirPort card for wireless communication. The Little iMac Book, Second Edition is still the book to buy for beginners and will be updated for OS 9 and cover all the iMac basics, from starting up and shutting down to using the mouse to working with the desktop. Robin explains how to use the iMac to get on the Internet and the Web, and how to get around once you are there. With its friendly tone and easy-to-understand explanations, this is an indispensable guide to using the iMac -- whichever one you choose. (Previous edition ISBN: 0-201-35421-7)

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Good things often come in small packages, and that's certainly the case with The Little iMac Book. Targeted toward Macintosh novices, this guide doesn't overwhelm the reader with every last bit of minutia about working with Apple's popular line of computers. It's as easy to comprehend as the iMac itself is supposed to be.

Robin Williams's goal is to make you merely proficient at performing a variety of tasks, a goal she accomplishes quite nicely. She deftly guides you through such projects as creating a simple database and working with spreadsheets, eventually working her way through building basic Web pages and editing digital movies (a smart move, since Apple is hyping all its machines as digital editing studios).

Perhaps the best thing about The Little iMac Book is that Williams has an uncanny ability to explain concepts in the simplest terms without succumbing to the cutesy language that afflicts similar guides geared toward computer novices. Even when detailing such subjects as USB and Firewire ports, Williams ably conveys information clearly without condescending to her readers.

If you're new to the iMac, you'll be hard-pressed to find a clearer guide than The Little iMac Book to help you navigate your new machine. --John Frederick Moore

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Let award-winning author Robin Williams be your guide to the ins and outs of the iMac. Following in the bestselling footsteps of the previous edition, The Little iMac Book, Second Edition features Robin's friendly, reassuring explanations of all things iMac, this time updated for OS 9.

Robin starts you out with a gentle introduction to the basics: starting up and shutting down your iMac, using the mouse, and working on the Desktop. Once you've mastered these tasks, you're ready to move on to her entertaining and informative tutorials. Learn how to use a word processor, spreadsheets, and databases, send and receive faxes, get around on the Web, even make a Web page, and more.

Platform: MAC

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