Media praise for Mac OS X: The Missing Manual

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"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"A must-have...Even if you are comfy in the old Mac OS9, and are postponing upgrading, the Missing Manual is a trove of liberating remedies and deep understanding of the Mac. It’s the best Mac self-help book in print."
--Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools, October 2003
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"Pogue has a real knack for elevating competent beginners into savvy users. And frankly, all computer books should be designed and organized this well."--Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times, March 19, 2002

"full of good guidance and subtle humor, combined to make it an easy read for both the novice and experienced Mac user. I have several Mac OS X books in my library, and I rank this as the best of the lot."--Fred Sheffler, Apple Corps of Dallas, Applegram, March 2002

"an expert guide to the ins and outs of the operating system...If, like me, you plan to be serious about using the Mac and its newest operating system, you should be serious about getting this book in order to save aggravation and grief. I highly and happily recommend it."--Mark A. Kellner, Washington Times, 3/25/2002

"a thorough and highly enjoyable introduction to Mac OS X."--Apple eNews, March 2002

"These books {the Missing Manual Series} are actually better than 90% of the manuals I ever used, which generally seemed to either be (a) translated by a bad computer program from Japanese, even when written originally in English, or (b) boring, dry, and a torment to read. Pogue's books are written in an easy to read style and contain way more information than those old manuals ever did. 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is no exception. It is packed with information about OS X, not just the Operating System itself, but also information on how to use the various free programs that come with X. This is great because not only is there no manual from Apple telling you anything much, but the online Help is, to put it charitably, inconvenient to use and awfully skimpy in the amount of information it provides. If you want to use OS X you are going to need to buy a book…I recommend Pogue's book without reservation to anyone who is seriously interested in learning how to use the latest, greatest, "insanely great" Mac operating system"--Avrum Lapin, chompmug.org, April 2002

"this book will save you a lot of pain and suffering moving from Mac Classic or Unix to Mac OS X."--brian d foy, The Perl Review, April 2002


"A fact-packed romp through the operating system and the extras that come with it, made resoundingly more readable by the depth of Pogue's knowledge, his familiarity with Mac history, and his eagerness to engage novices as members of the Mac-community."--Emazing Tip World, Feb 25, 2002

"Like most other hardware and software makers, Apple takes a minimalist approach to printed documentation. The packaged instructions that ship with each computer are enough to get users started, but usually omit more than they include. That's a shame, because with Mac OS X, Apple is shipping one of the most powerful operating systems ever…( Pogue) recently released a book, appropriately titles "Mac OSX The Missing Manual". It works on many levels-–a thorough reference to Macintosh OS X for beginner and upgraders as well as an excellent primer on the capabilities of Unix. Pogue also doesn't shy away form command-line tricks, and he does so in an informative way. Users can see for themselves the freedom granted by this new operating system. Plus, it's a lot more fun to read than the online documentation."--Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press

"the next best thing to learning from a knowledgeable and patient friend."--Jack Valancy, Mouse Tales, March 2002

"After the first 7 pages of this book, I had already learned more than I had in other books about Mac OS X…This book is way better than the manual that might have come with Mac OS X would have been. If you need a book on OS X, this is the one I would recommend to anyone. And you might want to read this cover to cover rather than just use it for reference."--Linda Cameron, The Finder: The
Newsletter for the Mid-Columbia Macintosh User Group, Feb 2002

"the tone of the writing is light and Pogue has some good taste humour and at the right doses. All in all, reading the book was very relaxing, interesting, and not boring at all."--Eugenia Loli-Queru, OS News, March 2002

"lucid and concise."-–Major Keary, BookNews, Feb 2002


"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post