August 17, 2006
Going to College? Donít Forget Your Missing Manuals
Sebastopol, CA--To the disbelief of many parents, college students do
crack open books to learn more about their new computer gear.
And with more and more students who grew up with PCs heading off to
college with new Mac laptops, a reference book about making the switch can
help reduce back-to-school jitters.
O'Reilly offers witty, informative, and easy-to-use reference guides
including the bestselling series--The Missing Manual, the book that should
have been in the box. The series entertainingly enables readers to learn
how to use their new laptops, digital cameras, and software.
Here are several books we think belong on every back-to-school list for
college bound students, (and high schoolers, too).
For new Mac users: Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly,
US $24.95) takes the questions, dread, and frustration out of moving to
the Mac. From transferring your stuff from a PC to a Mac to recreating
your software suite, the author--New York Times columnist David
Pogue--answers every student's question.
Taming the Tiger: Mac OS X: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, US $29.95)
takes readers on a thoroughly entertaining tour of Tiger. Author David
Pogue shares insider tips and tricks for using new features like
Spotlight, Dashboard, and Automator--including many easy, streamlined
Studying Google-style: Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Finding and Using
the World's Information by Rael Dornfest, Paul Bausch, Tara Calishain
(O'Reilly, US $24.99) puts hundreds of new insider research and studying
strategies at students' fingertips.
For photography students: In Photoshop Workflow Setups (O'Reilly, US
$29.99), award-winning photographer and Photoshop Hall of Fame nominee
Eddie Tapp can help photography students and enthusiasts organize their
workspace and work more efficiently.
And in the long-anticipated Stephen
Johnson on Digital Photography (O'Reilly, US $39.99), a master teacher
shares how to use digital technology to develop and refine one's artistic
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