Best OS X "101" Book

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Brown Trout, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Brown Trout macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    The may be OT, but as a new iMac owner, I would like some advice about written OS X guides -vs- relying on forums. I am very competent with Windows up to 7 but am new to Apple. I am doing great with my brand-new iMac but would like to read up on the OS rather than posting questions or searching from time to time here.

    (This may be OBE with Lion coming but for now would like to get some of the basics)

    Two popular choices on Amazon for Snow Leopard appear to be Pogue's "Missing Manual" or Butler's "Bible."

    Looking fwd to your input; of course since I am doing reasonably well so far would understand a recommendation to wait until these or other 101s are updated for Lion//

    Thanks, Dave
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. jkmags, Jun 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011

    jkmags macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    I also used windows before purchasing my first Imac, I did some forum reading and purchased the "Missing Manual" ebook for my Kindle. I would recommend it to a beginner of the Mac OS X as it does cover a lot of the basics and some other not so common subjects (linux, networking, etc).

    In short, I found a lot of good information that i actually use with my Imac.

  4. Brown Trout thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    THX, John.

    Appreciate the input.

  5. jsgreen macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    +1 for Missing Manual

    I haven't read this one, but have read decent reviews of "Mac at Work" by David Sparks
  6. mennie macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2011
    Missing Manual is good. Alternative choice is "Scott Kelby".
  7. Herdfan macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2011
    There are at two different ones. One targets users moving to Mac OS X from Windows and I think it is titles Moving to Mac OS X. The other is just titled Mac OS X. The "moving" one is not as complete as the other one, but gives a few pointers for those moving from Windows.

    Either will give you the info you need.
  8. cooky560 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    I wrote two articles on my page relating to Apple Mac, things I've learnt on my travels:

    Article 1

    Article 2
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    David Pogue has a good one "switching to the Mac" I used it a lot when I started cause it was just about what's different between Windows and OSx.
  10. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    +1 again for Missing Manual. I use this as a supplementary aid in a computer literacy class I teach locally. The very computer-illiterate find the picture aids to be very helpful.

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