The Little Mac Book

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Now a worldwide bestseller (over 350,000 in print in eight languages), The Little Mac Book covers the basics of operating a Mac. It explains how to use the mouse and menus; what windows, files, fonts, and icons are; and much, much more. This edition covers information on System 7.1, the Performa series, CD-ROM drives, the Macintosh's visual clues, and networking. It also includes a tutorial for new users and a section on computer jargon.With over 344,000 copies in print in eight languages, The Little Mac Book is considered by many to be the best beginners book available. Now a not-so-little 336 pages, the third edition is still as friendly and as crystal-clear as ever. Author Robin Williams, a graphic design instructor and widely-read computer columnist, covers all the basics in the most unintimidating manner imaginable. She explains how to use the mouse and menus; what windows, files, fonts, folders, and icons are; what to do when unexpected things happen; and much, much more. This edition of The Little Mac Book adds new information on System 7.1 (and covers earlier system software as well); plus the new Performa series of Macs, CD-ROM drives, the Macintosh's visual clues, and networking. Also included are a tutorial for new users and a glossary of computer jargon.

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*Hmmmmm*

To the Mac faithful, that's the lovely sound of the system starting up -- soon to be followed by the initial smiling computer icon. Unfortunately, as with many things in life, sometimes bad things happen. Expecting to receive a greeting from your familiar, cheerful icon, you hear chimes of doom and a frowning computer appears.

Have no fear! Ms. Robin Williams, expert Mac author, is here! The last chapter of The Little Mac Book quickly runs through possible scenarios as to why your machine would be unhappy. But reading The Little Mac Book is like taking preventive medicine. Williams spends the first 300+ pages of The Little Mac Book introducing readers to the fascinating inner workings of the Macintosh system. With a greater understanding of the Mac's files and folders, you may never come to meet either the Sad Mac or -- more ominously -- the Dead Mac.

With a style both chatty and informative, Williams has crafted a guide blissfully free of heavy-handed techno-garble. Instead, she provides a tour simple enough for the newest Mac owner and complete enough to teach experienced users a thing or two.

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With over 500,000 copies in print, The Little Mac Book is one of the best-selling guides for Macintosh beginners of all time. This "little" book with the big content covers the essentials of operating a Mac using a friendly tone that doesn┐t get mired down in the details. The Little Mac Book is considered required reading for all new Mac users, and it┐s a key reference for any Mac user┐s bookshelf.

For the fifth edition, Robin has completely updated the book to cover all the new features of Mac OS 8. Beginners learn the Mac basics, from starting up and shutting down to using the mouse to working with the Finder, menus, folders, and icons. As their familiarity with the Mac grows, users learn to work with fonts, the System Folder, control panels, and more. All users will appreciate the coverage of the new interface and the all new Internet and intranet capabilities. From its detailed TOC to its extensive (and much praised) index and all the wonderful material in between, The Little Mac Book, Fifth Edition, is a must-have for Mac newcomers, Robin Williams' fans, and any veteran Mac users who want to get up to speed with OS 8.

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