We Mac users sling technical jargon around every day, but if you’ve ever felt uncertain about what a term actually means, help is here. Take Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon is your definitive guide to over 500 of the most important Macintosh- and Internet-related terms. And we’re not talking about some dry old dictionary here, either—these definitions—which include 30 new definitions for Leopard— are loaded with useful tips and advice. Check out the free 39-page sample to see what we mean!
This ebook is somewhat old. It was ripe for the picking in 2007, shortly after 10.5 Leopard was released. Since then, a few more big cat operating systems have come along and the overall tech industry has moved forward. However, if you have an older Mac running 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard, there’s still a lot of goodness for you in this ebook.
“Got a relative who is new to the Mac or computers? This is the perfect book for them, but even old dogs like me will find useful information.” —Rich Lefko, MyMac.com review
This book is a great guide for Macintosh users everywhere who have trouble keeping up with the latest jargon, for new and intermediate level Mac users, and for anyone who enjoys smart and witty technical writing.
Questions answered in this book include:
- What’s the 501 folder for?
- What’s the deal with all the different CD and DVD disk formats?
- Where can I find my Mac’s MAC address?
- What does snapback mean, and how can I find and use it?
- How do I type the different kinds of dashes?
- What’s the difference between composite and component video cables?
- What are cookies and breadcrumbs on a computer?
- Why does a TextEdit file with images becomes a folder on a Windows machine?
“The voice is that of a droll but knowledgeable buddy.” —Joanne Tighe
“I’ve never had an ebook before. It is a clever idea and lends itself so well to cross-referencing and searching. And this is the most interesting, useful book I’ve come across for ages. Funny too.” —Hazel Findlay