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Book Review: OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide

A convenient way to learn OS X Mountain Lion

A nice compact way of getting familiar with OS X Mountain Lion. It is an overview of everything included with OS X Mountain Lion.

The easiest way to show you the high level topics covered is to list the table of contents. I have listed the chapters below along with the topics included in each.

Chapter 1 : What’s New in Mountain Lion?
Improved iCloud Integration
Sharing Everywhere

Chapter 2 : Installing Mountain Lion and Migrating Data
What You Need to Run Mountain Lion
Preparing for the Install
Installing Mountain Lion

Chapter 3 : A Quick Guide to Mountain Lion
What You Need to Know About OS X
Using Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion Basics
Standard Window Controls
Full-Screen Applications
Files and Folders
Nonessential (but Useful) OS X Features
Auto Save and Versions
Resume

Chapter 4 : Troubleshooting OS X
Common Problems

Chapter 5 : System Preferences
Preference Pane Rundown
Non-Apple Preference Panes

Chapter 6 : Built-in Applications and Utilities
Applications Installed with Mountain Lion
Utilities Included with Mountain Lion

Chapter 7 : Managing Passwords in Mountain Lion
Password Management

Chapter 8 : Keyboard Commands and Special Characters
Key Commands
Typing Special Characters in OS X

It is the perfect size to take it along on trips where I can put it in my pocket. Like shopping trips with my wife. It gives me something to read while waiting outside the dressing room.

I really like that this book has an index. A very nice index. I have purchased other pocket version books and even some short full size books lately that don't have one. It is very annoying to not have an index.

All in all I think this is the best way to conveniently learn about the features available in OS X Mountain Lion.

OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide

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Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.