June 30, 1999
O'Reilly Announces New Edition of Pogue's Bestselling PalmPilot Book
Sebastopol, CA--3Com's PalmPilot is the world's bestselling hand-held
computer platform, capturing 80 percent of the palmtop market. About
the size of a playing card, Palm devices are lightweight (under 6 ounces),
offer two-months battery life, handwriting recognition, Internet connectivity,
and a touch-screen display. Above all, these devices are fast and elegantly
David Pogue's PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide became an instant classic
when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the #1 bestselling Palm
book (and a Top Ten title among all computer books) every month since.
The second edition is the only book currently available to offer exclusive
insider coverage of all models, including 1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-
equipped Symbol 1500, and the revolutionary, wireless Palm VII.
This new edition of O'Reilly's runaway bestseller is densely packed with
previously undocumented information. The bible for users of Palm VII and
all other Palm models, it contains hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising
tricks, plus an all-new CD-ROM (for Windows 9x, NT, or Macintosh) containing
over 3,100 PalmPilot programs, organized in a searchable, sortable database
catalog with auto-install features and Web links, from the collection of
PalmCentral.com, the Internet's largest Palm software site.
"The PalmPilot is an incredible device, but buying one without buying David's
book as well is like getting only half of what you paid for," says Tim
O'Reilly, President and Publisher of O'Reilly & Associates.
Pogue's second edition:
- Documents the PalmPilot family of hand-held computers, one of the
greatest success stories in high-tech history.
- Breaks new ground in covering the most important PalmPilot
developments of 1999; reveals the inside workings of the new PalmPilot
models, including the revolutionary, wireless Palm VII; reveals power
shortcuts of the new Macintosh front-end software; offers an exclusive
collection of new tips, Easter eggs, and undocumented features for all
PalmPilot models; and for the first time, covers the PalmPilot's synergy
with UNIX and Linux machines.
- Includes a CD-ROM containing 3,100 free, shareware, and demo programs
for the PalmPilot, organized in a searchable, illustrated browser program
that can now install the programs directly onto the Palm organizer or connect
directly to the programmer's Website.
- Is written by David Pogue. With millions of books in print, PalmPilot
expert David Pogue's wry, light touch made bestsellers of his "Macworld Mac
and the original PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide. In the second edition of his
PalmPilot guide, he once again welcomes the millions of PalmPilot users to
become power users-and fans.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index,
author bio, and sample chapters, see:
Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition
Mastering Palm Organizers from Pilot 1000 to Palm VII
By David Pogue
2nd Edition June 1999 (US)
1-56592-600-5, 624 pages, $29.95 (US$), Includes CD-ROM
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