The Little Mac Book (Little Mac Book: Panther Edition) by Robin Williams (Author)
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.
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.
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.
A clear and friendly introduction to computing basics with Macintosh computers. Teaches beginners the basic skills, including word processing, using the mouse, keyboard shortcuts, Sherlock, and using the Internet. Designed to inspire readers to feel confident and get creative with their Mac computers. Previous edition: c1999. Softcover.
From the Back Cover
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Robin Wiliams is the author of over a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, all from Peachpit Press, including The Non-DesignerÕs Design Book, The Non-DesignerÕs Web Book 2nd Edition, and all previous editions of The Little Mac Book. Robin is also a columnist and contributor to several magazines and conducts workshops and seminars around the country.