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More Than For New Users,
This review is from: My New Mac, Snow Leopard Edition: 52 Simple Projects to Get You Started (Paperback)
My New Mac Snow Snow Leopard Edition is a great book if you want to get more out of your Mac.
My first impression was, "This book is wonderful for a new user to get started, even one who has never owned a computer before." My second thought was that including Encrypting Your Data, and Configuring the Firewall was really not necessary for new users, but then new users often express concern about security at user group meetings.
As I read further, I found that My New Mac, Snow Leopard Edition's projects are a wonderful way for me, or for any other user I know, to get started to use their Mac to do more things and to work in new ways. It is fun to do the projects and learn new stuff.
My New Mac, Snow Leopard Edition, begins with simple projects you need to get started, such as how to use your new mouse or track pad. Part 1 Basic Training even includes Conserving Energy which may be considered as basic for new laptop users.
An introduction to short cuts is just the beginning if the nine projects in Part 2 Making Life Easier with Shortcuts. Other projects include using the Dashboard, User Accounts, and Making Your Mac Easier to See, Hear, and Control. The projects are interesting, and clearly and accurately written to get you started to work better.
Parts 3, Putting Your Macintosh to Work, covers projects from Jotting Down Notes to Typing Foreign Languages with audio, visual, and other projects in between. You are sure to find some that will interest you in doing something new. Part 4, Touching the World Through the Internet, contains sets of projects to to keep you in touch with the wired world. These projects will get you started in doing new and interesting things and/or in learning new ways to do these things.
The are six projects in Part 5, Maintaining Your Macintosh, include three on maintenance and three on protecting your security.
As described in The Next Step, this book can only give you a solid foundation on which you can learn to use your Macintosh to do actual work. I hope that it also gets you interested in trying new things for the fun of it.