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Looking for suggestion of a good "how to" book for Macs?


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If you have a Mac reference book you like, rely on, keep next to you keyboard, etc. al... could you post the name?
I'm looking for a jack of all trades type book.

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Every time I have a Mac question these days I just look it up on the internet. It's faster and free.
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You could do worse than have a look at 'The Missing Manual' By David Pogue.

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I second this choice. I haven't seen or heard of a better one yet.

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You could do worse than have a look at 'The Missing Manual' By David Pogue.
Bingo. That's the best book on the market for those looking for an easy read that has lots of helpful tips and tricks:

Amazon.com: Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual (9780596153281): David Pogue: Books

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You could do worse than have a look at 'The Missing Manual' By David Pogue.
I also agree with that choice. It is a great book that has a lot of good stuff in it.

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100% agree with the above suggestion. David Pogue books are well-written, well-illustrated and immensely readable even if you come to the subject completely ignorant of the subject matter in the first place. Invaluable!
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I'll join the chorus. But depending on what you want there are separate editions of The Missing Manual for iWork, iPhoto, iMovie, Office for Mac etc

If your on a budget you can usually download older versions and sometimes find pdf's of more recent manuals online
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+1.

i found the missing manual for snow leopard very handy. it also comes in iphoto and switiching to a mac flavours.
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Then again if u you prefer audio/visual then there is some good stuff here.
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