Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review: Lion Pocket Guide

For those of us familiar with previous version of the Mac operating system who simply want to know the new and exciting features of Lion, this book is a great companion. The book focuses on just what you need to thrive under this new feline.

The writing style is direct and straightforward and assumes familiarity and comfort with previous versions of MacOS such as Leopard or Snow Leopard. This is not a beginner's book and lacks the handholding and screen shots you'll find in a "non-technical" book.

Starting with the installation process, the book walks through the key features the average user needs to know about and ends with a great troubleshooting and short-cut guide. If you aren't a manual reader, this book is for you. It gives you just enough information to explore the features quickly without being bogged down by long explanations or tutorials. Consider this more of an outline and a getting started than a extensive manual on all things Lion, which is just what some of us need!

Pros: Short, succinct and just what you need to get started
Cons: Requires basic knowledge of MacOS, not for beginners.

Five out of Five