Apple's iMac is a pleasure to look at, and a joy to use and so is The iMAC Book, by Don Rittner. Whether the iMac is your first computer, your first Mac, or simply your newest Mac, this book is a perfect companion: enthusiastic, knowledgeable, jargon-free, and welcoming.
From setup (how to avoid pulling off the hinged door on the right) onward, the book gives you a running start. You'll learn about software updaters you can download to swat some common iMac bugs; upgrading your iMac (self-installing memory in the upper slot won't void your warranty; the bottom slot's a different story); preventive maintenance; discount sources for Mac hardware and software; running Windows software when necessary; and more.
The heart of the book is its Internet coverage. You'll learn how to get connected (not just via the Internet Setup Assistant, but also manually, so you'll know how to fix problems and make changes later). There's extensive coverage of Mac and iMac web resources; Mac file formats on the Web (.sea, .sit, .hqx, and so on); newsgroups; basic netiquette; and lots more. The iMAC Book is an exquisitely designed hardcover book that'll serve you well for years and look terrific next to your iMac, too! Review by Bill Camarda (Contributing Editor)