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Mac® Bible by Dwight Spivey

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Introduction

The Mac Bible is written for you, oh Mac user. It doesn't matter if you just bought your first Mac or if you are like me, a dyed-in-the-wool you-can-have-my-Mac-when-you-pry-itfrom-my-cold-dead-fingers Mac geek. I'm not ashamed of my Mac geekness, and neither should you be. I suspect if you were really worried about such labels you might not have picked up this heavy volume in the first place. One unabashed goal of this book is to increase readers' Mac geek quotient, making them a force to be reckoned with when required to defend their operating system of choice to those poor folks upon whom Microsoft Windows has been foisted.

In the Mac Bible you will learn many of the basics, but also many of the not-so-basics, that make living and working with a Mac such a great experience. I'll tackle everything from the latest Apple hardware, to discovering the Finder, printing and scanning, learning about word processing and spreadsheets, creating your own home movies and DVDs, maintaining your music library, finding the best games, diving into Mac OS X Leopard's UNIX underpinnings, and much more!

Even if you don't think a particular chapter or section interests you, I implore you to read through it anyway, whether sooner or later. It may sound funny to some, but when you use a computer enough, you develop a relationship with it, much as you do with your car. When things are going great you're glad to have it, when things are confusing you get frustrated with it, and when things ...

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