Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Dummies

Author(s): Bob LeVitus


This is the perfect companion to the new Macintosh operating system, Snow Leopard! More than 25 million Mac users have upgraded to Mac OS X and Leopard has proven to be the fastest-selling operating system ever. This fun and friendly book covers the key features of Snow Leopard, including Mac OS X basics, touring the Finder, customizing Mac OS X, putting widgets on the Dashboard, and getting to know the Dock. Revised throughout to offer the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X, the material addresses organizing and managing files and folders, using iTunes, watching movies on the Mac, creating documents with TextEdit, connecting a printer, setting up a network, and backing up the system. Bob LeVitus (Austin, TX) often referred to as 'Dr. Mac', is considered one of the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS X, and has been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost twenty years. A prolific author, he has written or cowritten more than 45 computer books. His most recent titles include "iPhone For Dummies, 2nd Edition" (9780470423424), "Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies" (9780470054338), and "Office 2008 for Mac For Dummies" (9780470270325).


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Bob LeVitus, aka Dr. Mac, is among the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost twenty years, and has written or cowritten more than 45 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.

Introduction. Part I: Introducing Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Basics. Chapter 1: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 101 (Prerequisites: None). Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)! Chapter 3: Have It Your Way. Chapter 4: What's Up, Dock? Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Icons. Part II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People"). Chapter 6: Organizing and Managing Files and Folders. Chapter 7: Dealing with Disks. Chapter 8: Organizing Your Life. Part III: Do Unto Snow Leopard: Getting Things Done. Chapter 9: Internet-Working. Chapter 10: E-Mail Made Easy. Chapter 11: The Musical Mac. Chapter 12: The Multimedia Mac. Chapter 13: Words and Letters. Part IV: Making This Snow Leopard Your Very Own. Chapter 14: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing. Chapter 15: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It. Chapter 16: Features for the Way You Work. Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Snow Leopard. Chapter 17: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues. Chapter 18: Utility Chest. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Mac OS X. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience. Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It. Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks. Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Only If You Have To). Index.

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  • : 9780470435434
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : August 2009
  • : 235mm X 187mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bob LeVitus
  • : Paperback
  • : 005.446
  • : 456
  • : illustrations