What's a good but cheap OS X book to buy

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  1. GetGo macrumors regular

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    I know you can read about OS X in help screens and online. But I like to have a hard copy in front of me to read. Can you guys and girls recommend a good cheap OS X book.

    Thanks
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    David Pogue, Missing Manual OS X. Although it's for Jaguar, not panther.
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I heard the Panther Missing Manual was going to be out in December, but I haven't looked for it. That would get my vote too.
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    two words: public library.

    i second pogue's missing manual.

    i read the one for 10.1 when 10.2 was out. i still learned quite a bit. after that, i hit barnes and noble to fill in the small differences while sipping coffee on sunday afternoon...
     
  5. Lincoln macrumors regular

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    It's Out

    The "Panther Edition" of missing manual has indeed been released, I purchased it on Saturday (the time that I prurcahased iLife '04).

    If it's out here in the UK, then it will definitely be available in the US.
     
  6. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the Missing Manual: Panther Edition has been out in the US since mid-December. It is a very fine text.

    Hickman
     
  7. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    Go to Amazon.com, and do a search. They have great discounts on their books.
     
  8. jevel macrumors regular

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    My vote goes to OS X Bible. Comprehensive and very easy to read.

    -KJ
     
  9. GetGo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I ordered the book from barnes and Noble should be here in a couple of days. Thanks for the help.

    I bought this one David Pogue, Missing Manual OS X.
     

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