Best way to Learn OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ELab2, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. ELab2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    I'm new to Mac and have only played with Leopard for a short period of time on a friend;s MBP and at Best Buy and such. I usually learn new electronics by playing with them but OS X is such a departure from Windows and I know there are so many different little cool tricks that I think that it would be a pretty dumb way to go about learning in this case.

    What would you recommend I do to learn how to use Leopard in and out whether it be a book, Apple's own guides, Apple's tutorial videos, or 3rd party tutorial guides or videos?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. NathanCH macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Apples videos on their site are free and pretty fun to watch so I'd start there. Chances are you'll learn most of what you need within the first week or two by just playing around. The more advanced stuff will come over time. I'm not really sure if it's necessary to go out a purchase a book.

    A useful tool to look for settings is the Spotlight search.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can learn a lot by reading through the forums, particularly the Leopard tips thread. You can also check out websites like which usually has some interesting articles.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Go to a bookstore and spend some time in there reading about Leopard.
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    There's always the guides here on MacRumors, as well... ;)
  6. conch575 macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    The way I learnt was by playing around with it. Looking and clicking on stuff and pretty much seeing what happens :-D
    It's quite easy to use, and I think it is much more easier than using Windows, since it is all graphical. Also, asking someone who is familiar with OSX (either in life or on a forum) is good too, helps you understand more!
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N

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