The PowerBook Fan Book and iBook Fan Book

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Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2004, 11:18
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Charles Moore’s lastest Road Warrior column “The PowerBook Fan Book and iBook Fan Book” discusses some power books for the portable Mac fan on your Christmas shopping list.

There are not a whole lot of books dedicated exclusively to Apple portable computers, but just in time for the Christmas season, O?Reilly and Derrick Story have produced two very nice ones.
Apple?s wonderful PowerBook, says Story, is ?love at first boot,? a phrase that quite accurately captures my own experience when I bought my first PowerBook just over eight years ago. ?Is it a computer or a work of art?,? Story asks rhetorically, then answers: ?the PowerBook is both — the most beautiful laptop in its class, with performance rivaling any and all challengers.?
These Fan Books are intended to be guides that will show you how to unleash your Power Book or iBook?s potential, making it as fun and productive to use as it is a delight to the eye.
?When you buy a new Apple iBook, for example, says Story, ?it?s really Apple?s computer — not yours. All the settings are made at the factory. But you can make it your iBook by sitting down with it and customizing a few simple preferences. This is my goal: to take it from Apple?s iBook YOUR iBook as quickly as possible.?
Both the books are disarmingly small, in a square format that seems to be gaining popularity in the computer book world. However, there is an amazing amount of useful information packed into just over 100 pages respectively, organized into an Introduction, five chapters, and an index.

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Charles Moore’s lastest Road Warrior column “The PowerBook Fan Book and iBook Fan Book” discusses some power books for the portable Mac fan on your Christmas shopping list.

There are not a whole lot of books dedicated exclusively to Apple portable computers, but just in time for the Christmas season, O?Reilly and Derrick Story have produced two very nice ones.
Apple?s wonderful PowerBook, says Story, is ?love at first boot,? a phrase that quite accurately captures my own experience when I bought my first PowerBook just over eight years ago. ?Is it a computer or a work of art?,? Story asks rhetorically, then answers: ?the PowerBook is both — the most beautiful laptop in its class, with performance rivaling any and all challengers.?
These Fan Books are intended to be guides that will show you how to unleash your Power Book or iBook?s potential, making it as fun and productive to use as it is a delight to the eye.
?When you buy a new Apple iBook, for example, says Story, ?it?s really Apple?s computer — not yours. All the settings are made at the factory. But you can make it your iBook by sitting down with it and customizing a few simple preferences. This is my goal: to take it from Apple?s iBook YOUR iBook as quickly as possible.?
Both the books are disarmingly small, in a square format that seems to be gaining popularity in the computer book world. However, there is an amazing amount of useful information packed into just over 100 pages respectively, organized into an Introduction, five chapters, and an index.

Read More

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