Peachpit Announces New Line of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Books

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Peachpit (NYSE:PSO) today announced the launch of new titles designed to enable readers to get the most out of the powerful features of Leopard, Apple's latest Mac operating system upgrade. The new books are aimed at all levels of users and cover all that's new in the OS, including Time Machine, Spaces, and Quick Look.

Robin Williams's Guide to the Most Overlooked New Leopard Features

    The first two books to be available are:

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer (ISBN-10: 0-321-49600-0), the visual guide to Leopard's groundbreaking capabilities. With hundreds of screenshots to clearly illustrate step-by-step techniques, this guide is a great reference to the essentials of Mac OS X Leopard, including new and revamped applications.

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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series by Robin Williams (ISBN-10: 0-321-50263-9), an essential training book for getting started with Leopard and capitalizing on all the new features. This book allows readers to learn in their own way--whether it's working through the lessons start to finish, jumping straight to step-by-step exercises about new features, or looking up just what they need to know at that moment.

The following books and ebooks will be available soon:

The Little Mac Book, Leopard Edition by Robin Williams (ISBN-10: 0-321-50941-2) adopts a back-to-basics approach to introduce users to Leopard. In a gentle, friendly style, this Mac community classic shows readers how to dive in and start working with the Mac and OS X Leopard.

Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Ben Waldie (ISBN-10: 0-321-53935-4) uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach intermediate Mac users how to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

For Leopard users who can't wait for the printed book, Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will be available as a Rough Cut through Safari Books Online beginning November 2, 2007. While the book is in progress, users can choose to purchase electronic access with unlimited viewing and PDF downloads of each revision, pre-purchase the print book, or get the best of both worlds--electronic access immediately and the print book later. Free trials of Safari Books Online are available now.

Please visit for detailed descriptions, pricing, availability, sample chapters, and articles, including "How to Get the Most Out of Leopard's Spaces," by Ryan Faas, "Top Ten Leopard Features That Will Change How You Use Your Mac," by Maria Langer and "Robin Williams's Guide to the Most Overlooked New Leopard Features," by Robin Williams.

About Peachpit

Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry's best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, digital video and general Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press,, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press, and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson's primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and

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