Media praise for Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

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"The preeminent general reference source for Mac OS X has always been the Missing Manual Series written by David Pogue. The latest iteration in the series is its Mac OS X Leopard Edition, completely revised, and it is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most useful of all the editions in the series...Weaving all of these perspectives into a harmonious, readable manual is a fine achievement. The content discussions and explanations are never abstract but written from the viewpoint of the thoughtful and practical user and no one is better at this than David Pogue who has been cited before as one of the world’s best (technical) communicators. The denseness of the treatment of the subject content diminishes somewhat from the readability of the book compared to prior editions and there is a bit less wit, humor and style. That is the trade-off, I presume, for the increased breadth and depth of the content treatment but this Missing Manual is still as well written as a computer manual can be expected to be."
-- John Suda, Slashdot.org

"If you're trying to figure out what to buy yourself with the gift card you got this holiday season, let me recommend David Pogue's Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition. I was fortunate to get a copy of it for Christmas this year (thanks, sweetie!) and it's 866 pages of sweet, Leopard-y goodness...Pogue's writing style is upbeat, easy to understand, and sometimes downright hilarious...I love this book and think it's a great addition to any Mac users bookshelf. This manual is one you don't want to miss."
-- Lisa Hoover, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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

"The new operating system for Macs came out a few months ago, but with the amount of new features, it’s sure to be confusing even to find some of them. From loading music in iTunes to running Windows on a Mac, all is explained in great detail by Pogue, who is The New York Times technology columnist. Included are screen grabs to help users discover what Apple doesn’t tell you."
-- Gregg Ellman, The Star-Telegram

"I pre-ordered this book and it was worth the wait. I have only had this book for three days, but have been incredibly impressed with what I have read so far. Once again, Pogue and his team have written a clear and concise but exhaustive book on a complicated subject. I enjoyed the Missing Manual for Tiger, but as you may know, Apple changed a lot when it introduced Leopard, including an entirely new approach to firewall & security, networking (no more NetInfo), and backing up your drive (TimeMachine), and "300 New Features" that the Apple propaganda machine is so fond of...I think this book is equally useful for the new Mac user and for the grizzled Mac veteran who is learning the new tricks of Leopard. I highly recommend it."
-- M. L. Firm, Amazon.com

"There’s many sources for learning more about your mac and its’ software, not least Apple’s built in help and web based tutorials. But for a one stop, how do I do this, type shop, you can’t go too far wrong than this brilliantly written, amusing, informative and downright awesomely laid out tome. It’s still something we use ourselves from time to time. As close to a reference manual for the Mac OS as you’re ever likely to need. I’ve actually just ordered our new copy from Amazon today. "
-- The MacDoctor Blog, Helping You Make the Best of Your Apple Life

"Here is the biggest and smartest book on Apple's Leopard operating system, by one of the best informed, and most articulate writers in the industry. Virtually every feature is covered clearly and enhanced with numerous insider tips and insights. If you are only going to buy one book on OS X 10.5, this is the one."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report

"This is a comprehensive manual. You are not expected to read almost 900 pages cover to cover. But, when you read about the services you are now using, you are almost sure to find secrets to use them better. And, when you look up something you need to know, or something new that might be interesting, you will find that the author has made the effort to make the reading easier and the subject clearer...If you have Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you should have The Missing Manual Mac OS X Leopard Edition."
-- HJ Jackson, Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group

"The nice thing about Mr. Pogue’s Missing Manuals is that they cover the bases for the beginner-to-advanced Mac user, sometimes with a sense of humor, sometimes just directly with the information that is needed to get things up and running properly. It’s not “dumbed-down” nor is it “techo-geek”; instead it just works the way a manual really should...As I have before, I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and covers what a Mac user needs to know to work with OS X Leopard. As has been stated in the past with Mr. Pogue's other Missing Manual books- this is a definite must-have for Mac OS X users!"
-- Russ Walkowich, Contributing Editor, myMac.com

"For the benefit of those of you who are familiar with previous editions of the Missing Manual, this one is as good as ever, in every respect. If you’ve recently upgraded to Leopard, I’d strongly recommend you get this book – Leopard is sufficiently different from any of the previous pussies that, even those of use well at home on the Mac have found we needed some assistance...[This book is] proof that it is possible to write wittily, intelligently and comprehensively about something as dry, complex and convoluted as an Operating System. I hope you enjoy using your copy as much as I do using mine."
-- George Carrington, Amazon.com

"Chockablock...It's the best way I could find to describe this latest addition to the Mac OS X: The Missing Manual series in one word. This book is over 850 pages of Mac OS X Leopard lovin'."
-- Steve Stanger, The Mac Attack Podcast

"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

"The Mac is so easy to use, many might question the need for a manual at all. My feeling is that a manual-less user might happily muddle by, knowing 20% of OSX. However, the other 80% may include ways to make work easier, more secure, more recoverable and more enjoyable. If nothing else, knowing more certainly gives greater show-off opportunities!...My recommendation is that the average user will benefit from having such a reference book and will learn something useful each time he or she dips into it. After all, the cost is light in comparison with the cost of hardware and software especially if it helps you get better value from your investment."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"David Pogue is a synonym for excellence. Every single book I've read by this prolific IT author has been time spent wisely. Therefore, it's not a surprise that I've found Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual to be an outstanding title that deals with many of Leopard's complexities. It doesn't matter if you're an experienced user or a switcher that only recently discovered Mac OS X, there's something in this book for everyone. Starting from Leopard's new features to more complex topics such as UNIX utilities. If you're wondering what would it be like to do almost anything with your installation of Mac OS X 10.5, stop thinking about it and get this book. Soon, you'll be doing it."
-- Mirko Zorz, Help Net Security

"If you need to see all the spots on the Leopard, the level of detail and the easygoing Missing Manual style will give you the vision."
-- Antonia Marshall, MacWorld

"Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application."
-- Jennifer Apple, Photoshop Support

"Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual, like all of David Pogue’s tomes, has enough information and specs for a shop steward, while aiding the average user to directly discover solution to gnarly dilemmas. Every aspect and component of the system is clearly identified, mapped and strategized. Pogue reveals all the opportunities for expanding and modifying the features, often illuminating the explanations with geeky humor."
-- Tony Reveaux, CineSource Magazine

"As an OSX reference text [Mac OS X Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual] is absolutely without peer."
-- Michael Shaw, Macintosh Users East (MaUsE)

"Mac OS X Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual will undoubtedly be the book of choice for potential power users (or experienced Windows users making the switch). It's also the one IT support centres will want to have in their tech book collections. It's a tried and trusted book with depth as well as breadth. So in situations where the new Mac in question is going to be working hard, then this is the book to put beside the hardworking Mac user."
-- Neale Monks, MyMac Magazine

"This is a practical, thorough, and easy-to-use reference that Leopard owners — whether Mac adepts or newbies — will refer to again and again. "
-- Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News

"This massive book— 912 pages— is easy to read and understand. Best of all, so far I have been able to find answers to everything in Leopard I had a question about and even answered questions that I didn’t know enough to ask. It's worth its weight in gold. Thank goodness we don't have to pay for it in gold. "
-- Georgina Lehner, MacPower Vice President

"This is the Leopard book for me. Astonishingly, it is about 900 pages, but it is all good. "
-- Linda Cameron, The Finder, Mid-Columbia Macintosh User Group



"The preeminent general reference source for Mac OS X has always been the Missing Manual Series written by David Pogue. The latest iteration in the series is its Mac OS X Leopard Edition, completely revised, and it is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most useful of all the editions in the series."
--John Suda, Slashdot.org