Book Review: Mac OS X Snow Leopard – The Missing Manual by David Pogue
We yearn to know everything there is to know about the latest softwares and operating systems and the Snow Leopard is one of them, the only problem lies with the fact that the manuals that are supposed to clear our confusion usually just add to it! The technical details in these sort of books are reminders of our maths classes that tease us but never clear our doubts, while the various sophisticated terminology usually drains our brain capacities. The language itself is a barrier as it is written by those geeks who made the software and we normal humans just don’t seem to get them.
Weighing in at over 3 pounds and close to 900 pages enter the Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual
This is not a manual of any sort but a definitive guide to everything Snow Leopard. Every time Pogue comes up with a new edition of his Mac OS Missing Manuals, they just keep getting better and better. The language is user friendly and every edition is as helpful as the last. As in the previous editions, you are able to go through every detail and feature of the operating system. The author also informs you of the included applications and even some of the iLife apps. Although screen shots are used in between the book it is done in a rather limited manner so as not to turn the manual into a comic book series.
The special feature of this edition that was missing from the previous one is the inclusion of the intermediate users in his mix. The advanced topics are not only mentioned in the book but a few are also explained in detail and clearly.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard – The Missing Manual by David Pogue is the best snow leopard manual, it covers more than you will ever need to know.