Recommended reading: OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius
If you want an easy, breezy guide to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, check out "OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius" from Wiley. This US$30, 424-page book offers a ton of tips and techniques on the features of the latest major rev of Mac OS X, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notification,.
The book also offers an easy-to-understand guid on the basic tools and shortcuts -- with color graphics, no less. "OS X Mountain Lion Portable Guide" covers everything from customizing your operating system to using multimedia to syncing your Mac to other devices.
What's more, the book covers Mac OS X and Mac computer basics, including customizing your workspace, troubleshooting and maintaining your Mac, browsing and manipulating images and multimedia, listening to music and podcasts, and more. Additionally, "OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius" explains how to work with and connect peripherals, copy music to an iPod, add a printer, and sync a Mac to other devices
Spivey is a product manager for Konica Minolta and has specialized in working with Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware for years. He's the author of several books on OS X and Apple's iPhone.