Book on Dummies for Mac OS X Tiger

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  1. abhishek macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    Any idea where I could find some free tutorial/basics of how to get started and work on Mac OS X Tiger. My MacBook is going to be shipped in less than a week and being a total MS guy until now, i'm kinda skeptical (even though EXCITED:D ) about the switch .

    Any inputs would be great.

    Regards,
    Abhi
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Start here. Let us know when you're done reading, and we'll give you more homework. ;) :D
     
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  4. Hobodale macrumors member

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  5. Pittsax macrumors 6502

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    One book that I found useful waaay back in the Jaguar days was David Pogue's Missing Manual book for OSX. In particular, there's a section that deals with the "What is the Mac equivalent of X" questions that are bound to pop up when switching.
     
  6. mromero macrumors member

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    Not free, but :
    Mac OS X Tiger: Missing Manual (Paperback) by David Pogue

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/05...598785/ref=sr_1_1/102-7195623-4541769?ie=UTF8

    18 Bucks
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Another vote for Pogue. "Missing Manual" is one of the top-selling computer books on any subject, and for good reason.
     
  8. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Why not.. I'll chip in my vote for Pogue's book too. I bought it the day I got my first mac and it has always been helpful. I've looked at the 'dummies' books, but they really aren't as good.

    yt
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    to be honest, you don't need a book. OS X is very intuitive. still, if you have any questions, (and I'm sure you won't have many) feel free to ask them here, and they will be answered:)
     
  10. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    BTW am I the only one who finds the syntax of this thread slightly amusing... as if OSX needed a book on how to deal with dummies...:D
     
  11. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I also found it odd, but felt as though I'd already criticized the grammar of enough threads for one day:)
     
  12. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i certainly did. only reason i even clicked to read.
     
  13. abhishek thread starter macrumors member

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    hahaha!! I shouldn't be laughin, should I?!

    oopsie dicey!! hehe..Just realised it now!! sigh..next time on, shall make sure!! unless you guys want to have a nice time at my expense! sigh:( hehe

    Thanks guys for all the help. THink the guides out here at macrumors should be enough for now :D
     
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  15. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Second or third that. That's what I bought for Tiger and Jaguar, very easy to follow. Also try the iMovie and iDVD book by him as well. Those are the two best books as a consumer I'd buy to learn as much as you are able to :) I think the main reason for getting these books is that if you are coming from a windows world you may need to untrain yourself from multiple steps and just learn that it "is" easier to use/learn a computer ;)
     

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