OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual - Which One ..?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by siam, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. siam macrumors regular

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    Hi , I would like to start reading up for when my new iMac arrives, and ive seen the Two following books for sale …


    Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

    Title: Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition
    First Edition: February 2008 (est.)
    Series: The Missing Manuals
    ISBN 10: 0-596-51412-3
    ISBN 13: 9780596514129
    Pages: 556



    Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

    First Edition: December 2007
    Series: The Missing Manuals
    ISBN 10: 0-596-52952-X
    ISBN 13: 9780596529529
    Pages: 912

    Both by David Pogue

    As both books cover Leopard I am not too sure which one to get, or as a switcher to my first ever Apple Mac should I get them both, I really did not want to buy both if they cover the same things?

    Any ideas which would be best..?

    Thanks
     
  2. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular

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    I'd go for this one...

    Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

    First Edition: December 2007
    Series: The Missing Manuals
    ISBN 10: 0-596-52952-X
    ISBN 13: 9780596529529
    Pages: 912


    it's got 912 pages the other one only has 556.
     
  3. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    The clue to the differences is in the titles of the books...

    "SWITCHING to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition" is written specifically to provide help with new users switching from PC to Mac - what are the differences, equivalences, methods for transferring information, etc.

    "Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual" is a very detailed review of the new OS-X Leopard, written suitably for both computer literate people using a Mac for the first time or for existing Mac users upgrading from previous OS-X versions. I would highly recommend this book (based on my experience of the previous Tiger version).

    I have found the past versions of David Pogue's books to be informatively written and really useful. Clear details of both imminently to be released books can be found on the websites: missingmanuals.com or www.oreilly.com
     

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