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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series

by Robin Williams. 432 pp. Peachpit Press, 2005. $29.95.

Mac OS 10.4 Tiger is here, and beloved Mac author Robin Williams is ready to be your guide in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series.
The book’s seventeen chapters take you from upgrading to Tiger to basics for new users, making Tiger work for you, and finally, new Tiger features in detail.

Each chapter explains particular Tiger features and offers several topic lessons so you can explore each feature in detail. The topic lessons are short, easy to follow, and self-contained so it’s easy to dip in without working your way through an entire chapter if you wish. But don’t be surprised if, like me, you find yourself reading the book from cover to cover.

Williams’ trademark crystal-clear instructions and reassuring style make the book a joy to read. The inviting design features full color illustrations throughout and a first-rate index to help you find exactly the information you’re looking for.

Mac OS 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series launches the Peachpit Learning Series, which plans to feature open-ended, self-paced learning from favorite Mac authors. (The second series title, Getting Started With Your Mac and Mac OS X Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series by Scott Kelby, is aimed at novice Mac users.)

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series is aimed at beginner to intermediate users, but I recommend it for users at all levels. After all, everyone is a beginner when it comes to Tiger.

Like all books by Robin Williams, this title is most highly recommended.

– Elsa Travisano

Copyright ©2005 by Elsa Travisano. This review appeared in the June 2005 issue of Newsbreak, the newsletter of MUG ONE - Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY.