Learn the OS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derekjd, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. derekjd macrumors member

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    I'm familiar with Winbloze, Linux, BSD and Amiga but have yet to learn the guts to Mac OS X. Any suggestions on learning the OS inside and out? Websites, books, magazines, etc..?

    Thanks,
    Derek
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    For starters you could try a couple of Apple's tutorials:

    Switch 101

    Mac 101
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Apples discussion pages are a good source for info too. Pick something that you are interested in and look at the possible solutions posted. I learnt alot from spending time on those forums. As well as here :D
     
  5. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    I applaud you for wanting to understand something that is new to you. We see a lot of "Why doesn't this work like Windows..." questions around here. You can learn the outside by trying things. That's the Mac way. As has been mentioned, there is a lot of information online about learning the insides. I suggest you go to Amazon and search for Subject: OS X. There are many approaches. Pick the ones you think will be most helpful. Best wishes.
     
  7. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    A) buy a mac loaded with OS X, if you havent already :p

    B) Get any of the "dummies" series......

    ie Macs for Dummies, OS X for dummies, etc etc,

    very easy to understand, written in "everyday" language, not highly technical, but great for newbies :p
     
  8. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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  9. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    I just went and bought a Mac, and played with it. About two hours of use and you'll learn about all you truly need to know. Any other info is easy to figure out when you need it.
     
  10. Xyl macrumors regular

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    Yep, use it for two hours, and you'll know how to use it. If you really want to know the guts, use it for two weeks. You don't need a manual or what not. :p
     

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