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

"I would recommend everyone using Mac OS X (whether beginner or long time Mac user) have a copy of this book in his or her library."
--W. J. Moroney, MacMAD, December 2003

"If all you want to know is whether to buy this book--and you do need a manual if you expect to learn how best to use your Mac--, here's the answer: yes."
--Steve Lockwood, Alaskan Apple Users Group, December 2003

"'Mac OS X The Missing Manual, Second Edition' by David Pogue weights in at 700 pages and includes Jaguar and pretty well everything else. Pogue's warm and witty style enlivens what is essentially a text-based manual. And it's all chunked into bearable portions, thumb-tabbed for quick reference with enough visual support to keep you going."
--Keith White, "Australian Macworld," September 2003

"At 712 pages, 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is a sturdy tome, covering the Desktop, Finder, applications, components, the Unix underpinnings, and much more. Even Mac OS X power users should consider owning a copy of this book. At the very least, you'll want to recommend it to all of your friends and relatives who are still using Mac OS 9, as a gentle introduction to the wonders of Mac OS X."
--Vicki Brown, MacTech, September 2003

"The first item on the shopping list of any Mac user should be a copy of David Pogue's 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual.' The title sums this book up: it's the manual that Apple ought to ship in the box with the operating system."
--"Computer Shopper," July 2003

"If I were to recommend one book for someone wanting to learn OS X effectively, The Missing Manual would be it."
--Graham K Rogers, "Bangkok Post," May 2003

"I frequently get asked what is the best Mac OS X book. The easy answer is David Pogue's 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual,' currently in its second addition. It's hard to beat the combination of helpful information and entertaining prose."
--Charles W. Moore, Applelinks, March 2003

"Bless David Pogue. I don't know the guy personally, but after reading his book 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' I consider him my personal angel...the book comes across as a treasure trove of hidden knowledge. Another subtitle on the book's cover is 'The Book that should have been in the box,' and it's true...an invaluable resource for the new Mac OS X user. This book is almost worth its weight in gold."
--David Cooper, MacDirectory, Spring 2003

"The other day I wanted to make a voice recording to CD on my G4 Powerbook. The Mac OS X HELP (the lifeboat preserver thingy) didn't help, so I called my big brother, the MacGenius. He said, 'Go to www.missingmanuals.com and get this book.' Then he read off a few paragraphs to me. I was hooked. Ordering through O¹Reilly was fast and easy; the book was delivered quickly. Within a day it had saved me from spending $331.00, no kidding! I call that 'cost avoidance'...All in all, this is a must-have book for Mac lovers. It's got stuff you know, stuff you didn't know, and stuff you forgot about."
--Judith Holder, South Mississippi Mac User Group, February 2003

"Whether as a gift or for your own power-user library, Pogue's second "Mac OS X: Missing Manual' is definitely one upgrade worth having."
--Rory Bowman, Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon, May 2003

"Book of the Year"--Fifth Annual Book Bytes Awards for 2002

"All 725 pages are chock full of helps, tidbits, little-known facts and info gleaned from various sources...I have this edition heavily dog-eared...I honestly learned something new every time I picked it up...After reading this book, I felt like I really 'knew' OS X and how to use it effectively...The cover says it all, 'The book that should have been in the box.'"--Robert Pritchett, MacNut, January 2003

"I would rather go without food for three days than miss any of the Missing Manual books."
--Al Fasodt of "The Post-Standard," June 2003

"The Best of 2002: Staff Favorites, Computing & Internet Books"--Barnes & Noble.com

"This is the bible for OS X users...The 700 pages cover everything you need to know--from the desktop, dock and toolbar to the applications and utilities that come with the OS."
--Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Macintosh User Group, July 2003

"The Desktop, applications, file sharing, and troubleshooting are all covered in David Pogue's easy, breezy style that makes sense of the most complex concepts. The best part of this comprehensive and comfortable book, however, is the index where you can locate information on any aspect of OS X. For most of us, that's the best place to start."
--Desktop Connections, December 2002

"written in the clear, precise, no BS tone that's Pogue's patented style."
--Joe Farace, ShutterBug, December 2002

"The amazing thing about this book is you can read from cover to cover or just use it as a reference book. For those fairly new to OS X, the book is very comprehensive and easy to read. Those already familiar with OS X will be pleased to know, with over 700 pages of material, it makes an excellent reference book. I have used it in this manner on several occasions, and found it easy to quickly locate information on the most obscure of topics.
Mac Guild Grade: An 'Outstanding'. A 'Must Have' for anyone using OS X!"
--Craig Bjorkman, MacGuiuld, December 2002

"O'Reilly computer books have long been the gold standard for alpha geeks, from the 'Nutshell' quick-reference series to detailed tomes on PERL, emacs (the Unix text editor) or packet-switching. Imagine my delight a few years ago when O'Reilly began publishing the amazing Pogue Press Missing Manual series of 'books that should have been in the box.' The 'missing manuals' are beginning computer books emphatically NOT for dummies. With crystalline tables of contents, clear structure and deep indices, they provide accessible intelligence for adults who know how to read. Witty and irreverent without being cheeky, the missing manuals provide a thorough overview for beginners with precise technical detail for dippers: those who occasionally grab a book to dip in for a nugget of knowledge...whether as a gift or for your own power-user library, Pogue's 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is one upgrade worth having."
--Rory Bowman, Portland Mac Users Group, December 2002

"With characteristic Pogue-power, you'll find an encyclopedic wealth of styructured detail leavened with the human touch."
--Tony Reveaux, Film/Tape World, November 2002

"Reading a book on an operating system can be extremely boring, or extremely entertaining. It takes a writer the caliber of David Pogue to make a book on an operating system interesting enough to read cover to cover. When you read a Pogue book you know that you're going to learn, but you're also gonna laugh. That's the secret to a great techie book, and Pogue is best of the best...But, just in case you only want one book on OS X then by all means go with The Missing Manual, is the most comprehensive without being too geeky, the most entertaining without being glib, is just right, like Goldie Locks' Porridge."
--John Manzione, MacNet 2.0, November 2002

"You'll soon know your way around your Mac with 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Second Edition'--a clear and comprehensive guide to the operating system and its extras, with coverage of iTools and running applications and utilities. Miss it, miss out."
--Melannie Pring, amazon.uk Delivers general computing, November 2002

Reviews From Previous Edition
"For those of you that have been holding off upgrading to Mac OS X, now is a great time to do so. Grabbing a copy of this Missing Manual will aid you immensely in discovering all the great new features and expanded capabilities OS X offers you."
--Fred Sheffler, Apple Corps of Dallas, October 2002

"invaluable."
--Charles Wright, The Edge, October 2002

"The 'Missing Manual' is clearly written and comprehensive. But what sets it apart is that it's also a touch irreverent. It tells you about the features in Office that don't really work, such as auto-summary, which can't, despite Microsoft's claims, really summarize a document in a meaningful way. That attitude also makes 'Missing Manual' fun to read, not that you'd want to sit down with it like 'War and Peace' for a Sunday, although it's almost as long. The real selling point is 'Missing Manual's' usefulness. It's full of revealing secrets. You wouldn't know it from Microsoft's own literature, but today you can find a keyboard equivalent for nearly every feature in Office's suite of Word, Excel, Entourage, and PowerPoint. All of them are listed here...to unlock the real power of Office X, you need 'Missing Manual.'"
--Charles Haddad, Business Week Online, October 2002

"The Mac is in massive innovation mode these days, and is likely to remain so. That's why their 'Switch from your PC' campaign is working. OS X is quite different from what came before. Really grasping its capabilities is important for keeping up with dazzling new stuff coming along every month. I recommend getting and studying 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual,' from O'Reilly, and then take the time to explore. You'll be rewarded."
--Stewart Brand, Whole Earth, August 2002

"A more appropriately named book on Macintosh OS X has yet to be published. If you plan on using OS X, you better plan on purchasing a copy of David Pogue's publication from O'Reilly. It has become my companion for my Macintosh, and it may be the best purchase you make this year."
--Jerry Brasseur, Saginaw Macintosh Users Group News, July 2002

"David Pogue has done the unthinkable! This computer guru can write and make learning an operating system, Mac OS X, a laughing matter. Literally. This book is a good thing. Really! Part of his mega-hit Missing Manual Series, Pogue pulls it off and makes OS X newbie laugh and feel better about their total inadequacies. His writing style is zany, without being overly nerdy. Best of all, you'll find the answers to your most mind-boggling question about OS X in this book. If you're navigating OS X, or you plan to, Mac OS X: The Missing Manual deserves a spot on your bookshelf. Admit it, you're a newbie or you're a former Mac OS 9 who's clueless about OS X. You'll want this book--David Pogue's point is well taken. We truly aren't in Kansas anymore. Got it? Get it now!"
--The Review Zone, July 2002

"Be glad it's not in the box; Apple never would have done it as well. The vacuum that is technology documentation has been filled quite nicely in this case with 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual,' David Pogue's well-organized, browseable, readable paperback that--at 583 pages--is larger than the box that contains OS X itself--his style is consistently light, accessible and disarmingly authoritative. Pogue immerses himself in the subject at hand, elbows deep into the muck and mire of a program's innards, so we can learn just what we need, just when we need it, keeping our own hands clean in the process...in 21 chapters and six appendices covering Mac OS X 10.1, Pogue breaks down the incredibly complex marriage of UNIX, Darwin, Quartz, Aqua, Classic and The Dock into remarkably palatable bite-sized chunks. Interspersed throughout the book are sidebars with anecdotes, tips, frequently asked questions, power users' clinics, and thoughtful, well-sized screenshots...With Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, David Pogue secures his place as the standard by which other technical books are judged. And with the dramatic differences between Mac OS X and the Classic Mac operating system, 'Mac OS X: TMM' is a must-have book not just for new Mac users, but grizzled old 'Power Users' as well. Come to think of it, we may need it more than they do."
--Chuck La Tournous, RandomMaccess.com, July 2002

"As a newly converted Mac user I found myself lacking some of the basic understandings of the new hybrid OS X. Armed with some basic Unix understanding I installed OS X and found myself able to move around the system in the Terminal, but not in finder. This O'Reilly book made all the difference in the world. This may sound silly, but I found the lists of keyboard and mouse shortcuts to be the most helpful chapter. The descriptions of the back end of the OS was also a great help, folder tree structures, and where the OS puts certain system files helped me figure out OS X. Thanks O'Reilly."
--Dave Tabakin, Williamsburg Macromedia User Group, June 2002

"Here is a book that truly lives up to its purpose...as the author of this great publication says, it is truly 'the book that should have been in the box.'"
--Lynn E. Poos, Silicon Summit, June 2002

"The book bills itself as 'a missing manual--the book that should have been in the box.' It is indeed that--it fills a significant need as Mac OS X has virtually no written documentation...in my view this book is a fabulous resource for anyone interested in or using OS X, and could not have been done better. It really underbills itself as a mere missing manual. All in all, this is one outstanding reference work and well worth the $34.95 price tag."
--John Suda, Apple Cider User Group, June 2002

"This is the first book I reach for when I have a Mac OS X question or problem. Most highly recommended."
--Elsa Travisano, News Break, Macintosh Users Group, Oneonta NY, June 2002

"Before you do anything else, I suggest you rush out and buy a copy of 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' by David Pogue...This book covers all the stuff that Apple leaves out of its skimpy 30-page introduction to Mac OS X."
--Charles Stross, Computer Shopper, June 2002

"I really think that the diehard Mac users will have as much harder time getting used to the new look and feel to OS X...getting this book has made the transition easier for me...I highly recommend this book for the novice as well as the more seasoned Mac user."
--Virginia Chilcote, MouseBytes, Bay Area Macintosh Users Group (FL), May 2002

"Mr. Pogue's writing style is evocative of an oral discussion with a knowledgeable friend or neighbor. Even the most technical aspects are approached in easily understood terms and examples. There are many illustrations throughout the book that greatly aid the reader in grasping the points raised in the text. Chapters and segments are broken down into easily read blocks. Rare is a section that is over 30 pages in length, which makes it a good read for folks whose time may be constrained. You can pick up valuable information even on a lunch break...Under the cover is a well written, easy -to -read book that moves along faster than any other computer book I've ever read. The suggestions and tips are insightful. The opinions expressed, and they are expressed throughout the book, add character and depth to the material...This is one of those books that belongs on everyone's bookshelf who is thinking about MacOS X. This book WILL come in handy as you learn and explore Apple's new operating system."
--Monte Ferguson, Grand Rapids Area Microcomputers Users Group, May 2002

"A superb grounding in the system--from installation to fonts to customization."
--MacWorld, May 2002

"David Pogue is one of my favorite Mac writers, easy to follow, pleasant writing style, and by God he knows what's he talking about when he writes...I spent 12 hours with it, locked up in my living room and read the entire book. I learned so much about version 10.1 that I didn't have a clue about. And I've been reading everything I could about OS X...if you buy this book and read it you will not only love OS X but you will be able to use it and help others use it with the utmost efficiency. And I truly mean that. This book that's the guesswork out of OS X. Plus, it is really fun to read...I can't think of a better Mac author working right now than David Pogue, and this book is one of his best...An excellent price, and excellent book by an excellent writer."
--Rocky, MacNetv2, May 7, 2002

"Here is a book that truly lives up to its purpose--to teach the Mac OS X system to the Macintosh user, be he or she new to platform or a true Unix geek. As the cover of this great publication says, it is truly 'The book that should have been in the box'....In fact it is possibly the finest publication I have seen on Mac OS X, and I have reviewed several of them...I can say without reservation that, if you were to buy just one book for reference on Mac OS X, 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is your best choice."
--Lynn E. Poos, Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, May 2002

"This is probably the best reference manual I have seen for a Macintosh operating system, and it is among the best of reference manuals for any type operating system in general."
--Clark Morledge, Williamsburg Macromedia User Group, May 15, 2002

"What is the saying about better to light a single candle than to curse the dark? It really applies here. If you need Mac OS X or are planning to use Mac OS X, you need this book. Otherwise you'll spend a lot of time cursing the dark."
--Space Port Users Group, April 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

"'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is the next best thing to learning from a knowledgeable, and patient friend."
--Jack Valancy, North Coast Macintosh Users' Group Newsletter, March, 2002

"The book is written with the mindset of a 'manual' for MacOSX, as these days less and less software in general, are shipping with printed manuals. However, 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, OSNews.com, March 12, 2002

"I'm becoming quite attached to my Mac after about 10 days of doing most everything on this platform. One thing I failed to mention is that OS X users will want to get their hands on a very useful book by David Pogue, a multifaceted gentleman who knows his way around a Mac OS X. 'The Missing Manual' is in bookstores for $25 from O'Reilly (www.missingmanual.com). The book offers an expert guide to the ins and outs of the operating system. It told me--when nothing else could--how to get the time display in the menu bar to work on a 12-hour (a.m./p.m.) clock instead of a 24-hour one, and 'Appendix A' will help old Mac hands find out where everything in the old 'Apple menu' of System 9 (and earlier) can be found under OS X. 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 Kellner, The Washington Times, March 25, 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

"Who else would have thought to use playground analogies to describe multitasking? David Pogue gets away with this and other irreverent humor all in the name of helping you learn to use Mac OS X efficiently and proficiently. You'll want this book if you're a long-time Mac OS 9 user."
--http://www.apple.com

"Fortunately for Mac OS X users, this documentation 'vacuum' has been filled by David Pogue's 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual.' David's book contains almost 600 pages of essential information about OS X--whether you are a first-time Mac user or a seasoned Mac veteran, 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' will make your life easier while learning/using OS X!...I find David's writing style to be quite engaging and the content of the book to be clearly explained; at the risk of sounding like a computer geek, for me reading the book was a fun way to discover and explore the powerful capabilities that OS X has added to my Mac. Even if reading an especially well-written book about Apple's latest-generation operating system isn't your idea of a fun project, this book is an invaluable reference resource."
--Steve Becker, MacEase

"Having been a Mac user since 1985, I figured that learning Mac OS X would be a walk in the park. But OS X has many fundamental differences from OS 9, and attempting to use it without a reference manual is not recommended. As usual Apple has left it to third parties to write this manual. David Pogue has once again risen to the challenge, with another in the 'Missing Manual' series. At under $20 this book is a bargain. I learned about many hidden features of OS X that I was not aware of...Pogue's style is as usual easy to read, chatty without being obnoxious, and the book is well illustrated. Pogue takes advantage of his non-Apple status to make the book more than a 'manual'--he offers excellent advice to get around the issues that the Apple engineers failed to tackle...I recommend it."
--Doug Noble, MacBookshop

"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

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

"There is a series of 'Missing Manuals' which are so good , I believe Apple should include them with every new macintosh. This is no hype."
--David L. Davis, macnj.org, Feb 2002

"MACINTOSH HOW-TO Book fills the bill for befuddled Mac users. Tell a brand new buyer that the Macintosh OS X operating system is easy to use and you might get a compact disc shoved up your nostril. Apple's beautiful new computer operating system is a joy to use only after you have figured out how to use it. It is vastly different than earlier Mac operating systems and utterly alien to the Windows way of doing things. Enter David Pogue with a fat but simple book called 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' ($24.95, Pogue Press/O'Reilly) that makes up for the fact that one can shell out $2,000 and even more for a Macintosh computer and get only the scantest of written instructions."
--James Coates, Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2002

"All in all, this is one of the most painless and easiest ways to learn the Macintosh there is. I highly recommend it."
--Timothy Arends, Bytelines, Feb 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

"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

"If I were to pick one Mac OS X book for an extended stay on a desert island, 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' would be the one...The primary reason I enjoyed 'Mac Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' much more than the other OS X books I have read is that the book is simply fun to read. Pogue consistently writes with a light wit, yet he does not indulge in the sappy humor found in the '(fill in the blank) for Dummies' series. I learned something on almost every page, even though I consider myself an OS X power-user. Even the sections I did not need to read were interesting, and I felt little desire to skip ahead to chapters covering more advanced territory. Being able to hold the reader's attention is one mark of a good technical writer...If you are going to purchase one book on Mac OS X, buy this one...If you read it all, you'll know 95% of what you will ever need for beginner to power-user (but not Unix geek) level usage. As of this writing, David Pogue's 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' is the best OS X book for your dollar. MacMice Rating: 5 out of 5."
--David Weeks, MYMac.com, Feb 25, 2002

"David Pogue, a faithful MacUser, provides a trustworthy guide to OS X 10.1"
--Chris Goodman, Listmania! Mac OS X Programming and more, amazon.com, Feb 2002

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

"A must-have resource for all migrating or new Mac OS X users."
--Netsurfer Digest Jan 11, 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 user community."
--David Wall, amazon.co.uk, Jan 2002

"I strongly recommend obtaining a book to tackle mastering Mac OSX...I can give an unqualified thumbs up on this one."
--Peter Blum, Imacination, Jan 2002

"David Pogue's 'Mac OS X The Missing Manual' is honest, thorough and to the point. It really does cover aspects of using OS X that are essential but may not be immediately obvious -- even to experienced Mac users, such as how to change the background color of Finder folders and what accounts in Unix are all about. But his treatment is not merely descriptive, certainly not perfunctory --it does not try to cover everything. It credits the reader with knowing the importance of being able, for example, to understand and manipulate file types and creator codes; it then sets out to lead him/her through the necessary steps to make the most of such aspects of the Mac's flexibility. In other words, the book really is a manual, something to accompany what you've got and use it to the full, but a manual that concentrates on the new, the obscure and the useful! In a book somewhat shorter than the other guides, 'The Missing Manual' has made some compromises. More space is devoted, for example, to the bundled software than to, say, Darwin as a technology. But the breadth of chapters is such that you get not only a well-selected taster of where to go next and a sense of the power you have under your fingers, but also a good set of appendices on all sorts of appropriate and reliable resources. A very good choice."
-- Mark Sealey, thinksecret.com, January 14, 2002

"The Missing Manual series are great books that everyone should have if you own the software...if you buy this book and read it you will not only love OS X but you will be able to use it and help others use it with the utmost efficiency. And I truly mean that. This book that's the guesswork out of OS X. Plus it is really fun to read (if you have read David before you'll understand why)... can't think of a better Mac author working right now than David Pogue, and this book is one of his best. You can buy it through Amazon for less than $20. An excellent price, and excellent book by an excellent writer. Nuff said."
--Rocky, www.macnet2.com, Jan 2002

"David Pogue's 'Mac OS X The Missing Manual' is honest, thorough and to the point. It really does cover aspects of using OS X that are essential but may not be immediately obvious -- even to experienced Mac users, such as how to change the background color of Finder folders and what accounts in Unix are all about...A very good choice."
--Mark Sealey, www.thinksecret.com, Jan 14, 2002

"It's 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 user community."
--David Wall, amazon.com, Dec 2001

"contains almost 600 pages of essential information about OS X -- whether you are a first-time Mac user or a seasoned Mac veteran, 'Mac OS X: The Missing Manual' will make your life easier while learning/using OS X! ...I find David's writing style to be quite engaging and the content of the book to be clearly explained; at the risk of sounding like a computer geek, for me reading the book was a fun way to discover and explore the powerful capabilities that OS X has added to my Mac. Even if reading an especially well-written book about Apple's latest-generation operating system isn't your idea of a fun project, this book is an invaluable reference resource. This book does an excellent job of filling the documentation void left by Apple, and I highly recommend this book to users of OS X."
--Stephen Becker, Macease, Jan 2001



"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