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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A classic returns, this time updated to include Mac OS 8.6, the iMac, and more Internet material. The Little Mac Book will fit your needs extraordinarily well if you've chosen to get into personal computing by way of a Macintosh computer and want a friendly and thorough guide.

Robin Williams--no, not the comic actor--assumes her readers have no computer experience at all. She provides explanations of all the essentials as well as the perennial stumper for all Mac novices--how to get the floppy disk out of its drive! She also explains why hooking Macs together in a network is easier than you might think and shows how to use Sherlock to extract the information you need from the Internet. Since she focuses on Mac OS 8.6 in general, her approach is suitable for users of all Macs who use that system, including the iMac and iBook. Throughout, her love for the Mac and its community of users is obvious.

A lot of effort has gone into this book's design too--there are few slapped-in screen shots and lots of carefully trimmed and laid-out illustrations. Not enough publishers put this kind of care into their books' production. As a result of the collaboration between Williams and her publisher, The Little Mac Book is a joy to look at, hold, read, and use. --David Wall

Topics covered: The Mac OS 8.6 system; the mouse, the keyboard, file management, Mac text editing, and Internet tips.

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Mac OS 8.5 introduced definite changes to the operating system, and the latest edition of Robin Williams's immensely popular The Little Mac Book covers them all. Completely updated and revised, The Little Mac Book, Sixth Edition explains the new features of OS 8.5 in the same warm, jargon-free manner that made previous editions such a hit. With more than 1 million copies in print, The Little Mac Book is one of the best-selling introductory guides to the Macintosh. A must-have for newcomers, the sixth edition covers all the essentials of Macintosh computing, without resorting to the dense technical terms and details found in so many other books. And its straightforward explanations of the latest features (most notably the Sherlock search system) make it a helpful reference for Mac veterans who are upgrading to OS 8.5.

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