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Mac OS X Lion Simplified [Paperback]

Paul McFedries

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Aug. 23 2011 Simplified (Book 19)
Simply the easiest way for visual learners to get up and running with Mac OS X Lion

OS X Lion is the latest version of the Mac desktop operating system, offering cool new features for more than 25 million Mac OS X users. For visual learners who are switching to a Mac, upgrading from an earlier OS, or just getting started with computers, Mac OS X Lion Simplified provides all the necessary information in the simplest way possible. Task-based spreads provide step-by-step instructions with full color illustrations that show exactly how to accomplish a wide variety of tasks with Mac OS X Lion.

  • Looks at Mac OS X Lion, the latest Mac desktop operating system that features support for the new multi-touch trackpad and other enhancements
  • Offers visual learners the easiest way to get going with Mac OS X Lion, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots that show exactly what each step looks like
  • Explains how to use the new trackpad, customize the desktop, work with files and folders, and use the latest versions of iPhoto and iMovie

For those who learn best when they see exactly how something is done, Mac OS X Lion Simplified is the quickest and easiest way to get up and running on Mac OS X Lion.

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Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Mac OS X Lion — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
  • Start applications and switch between them

  • Open, edit, save, and print documents

  • Surf the web with Safari and use Apple Mail

  • Buy and play music and sync with other devices

  • View and edit photos and play or create videos

  • Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot OS X

Simply the Easiest Way to Learn

  • "Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice

  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

  • Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a technical writer who has been authoring computer books since 1991. He has more than 70 books to his credit, which together have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Second Edition; MacBook Air Portable Genius, Second Edition; iPhone 4 Portable Genius; and Macs Portable Genius, Second Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a website dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see Please visit Paul’s personal website at, or follow him on twitter at and

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O S X Lion Simplified Dec 16 2011
By Bruce Bryant - Published on
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I was glad to receive my osx lion simplified book. It has been a great asset and help for understanding so many of the features on my mac computer. It is very is to follow and to understand. Don't know how I could have done this so fast without it. I would definitely recommend this book to any one that has a mac O S X Lion computer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading May 3 2014
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Book was easy to read ,easy to understand it's broken down by the numbers and is a great learning tool . I had recently bought a MacBook and needed a block of instruction on how to use it and this book made it easy to comprehend.
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy,good info! Nov. 11 2013
By marvin K - Published on
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its cheap and good info,has lots of photots on how to do it,in apple ways! it helps alot,for window people!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thanks March 4 2013
By jill amann - Published on
Yes, we think it is great! Thank you much. Have used this book a lot and learned so much. Also the format is easy to follow.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good Oct. 3 2011
By senaidi - Published on
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Easy and simple specialy for element people, as for me I'm still using LEOPARD 10.6.8, but I would like read about the new MAC operating system before I used
I thing not match with some hradware, that what some of my friends tell me.

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