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Macworld Total Snow Leopard Superguide
Become more productive and confident in Snow Leopard with advice from the experts at Macworld!
Making the most of Snow Leopard is easy with this visually appealing book, written by a select group of Mac experts assembled by Macworld. Inside, you'll find a compendium of savvy information about Snow Leopard's new and updated features, whether you want to navigate the the Finder faster, search Spotlight more effectively, browse the Web better with Safari 4, or learn the secrets of hidden tools like Image Capture, Preview, and TextEdit. The ebook also offers problem-solving advice, a section on security, and Terminal tricks and tips.
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We encourage you to download the free 22-page sample to see what it looks like, since it is rather different from our Take Control design. If you plan to print, print a few test pages from the sample first in case you wish to consider Macworld's $24.99 print version, which has higher-resolution images than are feasible in an ebook.
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About the Authors
The Macworld Total Snow Leopard Superguide was written by Christopher Breen, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Frakes, Rob Griffiths, Joe Kissell, Ted Landau, Kirk McElhearn, Rich Mogull, Dan Moren, Jonathan Seff, Michael Scalisi, Derrick Story, Ben Waldie, and Sharon Zardetto.
It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, Mac OS X didn’t exist.
In the last half of the ’90s, Apple was desperate. The classic Mac OS was showing its age, and the company was foundering financially and producing uninspired hardware. It saw the need to move to a modern operating system, but the Copland project, designed to revive the Mac OS, crashed and burned. Salvation came when the company purchased Next, whose NextStep operating system became the foundation of Mac OS X. (If you don’t consider Mac OS X the vehicle for Apple’s salvation, I’ll point out that Steve Jobs returned to Apple as a part of the purchase of Next. The rest is history.)
But after a decade of constant advancement and regular operating-system upgrades boasting hundreds of new features, Apple has taken a pause with the release of Snow Leopard, also known as Mac OS X 10.6. Instead of adding hundreds of new features, Apple has chosen to use Snow Leopard to cut ties with the past, plan for the future, and take direct aim at its current competition.
The result is a Mac OS X update unlike any in recent memory, one that boosts speeds, reclaims disk space, tweaks dozens of features, and lays the groundwork for a new generation of computers that feature 64-bit multicore microprocessors, ultra-powerful graphics processors, and massive amounts of memory. These features, combined with the low upgrade price, make Snow Leopard the biggest no-brainer of an upgrade since Mac OS X 10.1. (And that upgrade, as you may or may not recall, was completely free.)
Here at Macworld, covering the Mac and Mac OS X is what we do. And we’ve published hundreds of thousands of words about Mac OS X since it first appeared. In this book, you’ll find a collection of the best information about Mac OS X—not just the new features and tweaks that arrived with Snow Leopard, but also the hundreds of features Apple has added to the operating system in the past few years. We hope you’ll find this book an indispensable resource for exploring and learning about Mac OS X in general and Snow Leopard in particular.
—Jason Snell, Editorial Director, Macworld
San Francisco, October 2009
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