Beginner Mac Book for grandparents Any advice?

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  1. arainert macrumors member

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    Hi there.

    My grandparents are really intrigued by computers and want to try one out to do basic stuff - research, etc... I'm going to give them an old one I have and will give them all the help I can. I wanted to try and find them a good book that might explain things from a task-based perspective ("I want to print something...") as opposed to a technical perspective ("Printer Setup is located here...").

    If anyone's had a similar goal or just knows of a book that's put together in a beginner-friendly way and can point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it - and so would my grandparents ;)

    Thanks!

    alex
     
  2. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Macs for Dummies, 8th Edition is probably a good place to start.
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    If you have a .mac account, the training videos they have are excellent for beginners.
     

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  4. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Anything by the Dummies.

    Books are so good they do Dummies for Cars/health/finance/ the list goes on.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Just make sure the book matches the computer – no point in giving them OSX for Dummies if they're running OS9...
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The Missing Manual series by David Pogue consistently gets rave reviews.

    I am of course assuming the set up you're donating is running Panther.
     

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