- Taschenbuch: 886 Seiten
- Verlag: O'Reilly & Associates; Auflage: 1 (24. August 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1449330274
- ISBN-13: 978-1449330279
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,8 x 5 x 23,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
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OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 24. August 2012
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
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Mountain Lion is based upon Lion. The Pogue Press - O'Reilly team was able to bring OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual to us much sooner because it is based upon Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual. Words and images are not changed where there was no reason to change them.
I believe it is the best in part because it begins with Chapter 0, a tutorial. This tutorial clearly and simply walks you through how Apple designers want you to work with Lion and Mountain Lion. You will work with gestures on the trackpad, with the launchpad, and in full screen mode so you concentrate on your subject. You will be in control of what is on your screen with Mission Control. You can decide for yourself whether you like this new way of working, and when it will work best for you. I am learning and finding I like to work this way.
OS X Mountain Lion The Missing Manual is better because Mountain Lion has so many new and improved things that provided material for David Pogue to write about.
The Missing Manuals have been famous for their many interesting and useful tips. With the features added in Lion and Mountain Lion there seem to be many more of them. I counted 79 tips in the first 100 pages.
OS X Mountain Lion The Missing Manual is written in David Pogue's clear and reader friendly style. It has Pogue's sense of humor. It probably helps that he doesn't type his books, he talks them into his computer. This time he was able to talk about dictation in Mountain LIon.
There are many very good well labeled illustrations that help to clarify the narrative. I like the style in the one showing what happens when you click the minimize button which was retrained from Mac OS X Lion as well as the new ones created for OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual.
When I bought the initial ebook release of this book, many of the hyperlinks for the index were not yet there. They are in the current free update. You have to admire the way that David Pogue and his team with O'Reilly publishing managed to create and publish such an informaton packed book with over 800 pages as quickly as they did.
It will take me much longer to finish reading OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual. .I am looking forward to studying one subject at a time, and to referring to this manual as my primary source when I have questions or need help.
I have already used it as a reference to answer a question brought up at our Macintosh User Group meeting.
Teach Yourself Visually is for those who learn by color photos- seeing where to select what, step by numbered step, quick and easy with little explanation. This book is helpful for novices but also great for most Mac people. For Dummies finally has some colored photos but is more text (talking you through when or why you would use a feature). If you are new to the Mac this is the best book for you. The Missing Manual is loaded with details for the medium to advanced user. It contains far more details about the internet, iCloud, and video.
All 3 books fail to cover everything. For example, For Dummies trumps the other 2 for its explanation and shortcuts using Mission Control. With an Apple aluminum keyboard you just hold the Control key while using the Arrow Up to sort by application, Arrow Down to see all the docs in a singular application, and a 2nd Down Arrow to show a horizontal list all recently opened docs. Right/left arrows put a blue outline around the active doc and Enter will bring it to the front.The others steer you toward using F-key combinations. All the books missed the shortcut to activate Save As instead of Duplicate and then rename. In many apps you can hold the option key then click the File Menu. Save As will be a Menu-item. The Missing Manual is the only one that tells you that if you hold a key down you do not get repeating letters but a palette of alternative accented versions of that letter. Also, you can forego buying MS Word by using Text Edit which is compatible.
As soon as the OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual version was available I wanted it. It is by far the best resource available for getting answers quickly to any questions I have about the new OS X Mountain Lion operating system.
The book is divided into six parts. I have listed each part below and the chapters included in each one.
One. The OS X Desktop
0. The Mountain Lion Landscape
1. Folders & Windows
2. Organizing Your Stuff
4. Dock, Desktop & Toolbars
Two. Programs in OS X
5. Documents, Programs & Spaces
6. Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up
7. Automator, AppleScript & Services
8. Windows on Macintosh
Three. The Components of OS X
9. System Preferences
10. Reminders, Notes & Notification Center
11. The Other Free Programs
12. CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlay
Four. The Technologies of OS X
13. Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper
14. Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop
15. Graphics, Fonts & Printing
16. Sound, Movies & Speech
Five. OS X Online
17. Internet Setup & iCloud
18. Mail & Contacts
21. SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing
A. Installing OS X Mountain Lion
C. The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary
D. The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List
I am amazed at the level of detail the author goes into with each of the topics covered. There are only a few things I would like to see added to the book. They are the missing AppleScript and Unix chapters that can be found on line.
By far the biggest disappointment with the OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual version is the removal of the Unix information. When I got this book I took the OS X Lion: The Missing Manual out of my backpack and put this in. I got to work, pulled out the book, cracked it open to where the Unix chapter was and only found... there is a whole chapter on it waiting online. It was weird to see a new edition of a book shrink by 42 pages instead of grow.
I don't buy book so they can point me to missing chapters online. I buy them so I don't have to be online. I have to say it was a pretty big letdown. I can either keep this and my The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood with me, or go back to OS X Lion: The Missing Manual. Not sure which I will do yet. I would probably not have been as disappointed if the Unix chapter wasn't the chapter I was just starting when I got OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual.
Beyond the missing Unix chapter, I do not have any gripes. I think this is an excellent way to learn to use OS X Mountain Lion and an excellent reference for looking up issues that come up.
I highly recommend it to the user that wants to know how to use all the applications and features included with OS X Mountain Lion in detail. The most amazing thing about this book is the level of detail the author goes into with each subject.
The author has an online site that accompanies the book. It has links to all the tools mentioned, and PDFs of all the chapters that should be in the book.
All in all this is by far the best resource for learning about OS X Mountain Lion.
It would have been helpful if those Mountain Lion-specific tips could have been published in yellow highlighter font or something similar, for fast reference. I manually highlighted the new bits, along with their page numbers. Something to think about for next book, Mr. Pogue.
Now if only he (or someone) could persuade Apple to slow down their pell-mell rate of new operating systems! Let's live with Mountain Lion for a good ten years or so, hmmmm, Cupertino?