Recommendation of best book for switchers??

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  1. catachip macrumors regular

    catachip

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    My Dad just ordered a new iMac. He's been using Windows forever, but I finally convinced him to switch. He really enjoys reading books and such, so I'd like to get him one of the many manuals about OS X, Leopard, and Macs. Does any one have any recommendations or reviews (from personal experience)?

    In particular, I see on Amazon:

    "Switching to Mac: The Missing Manual"
    http://www.amazon.com/Switching-Mac...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212680385&sr=8-1

    "Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual"
    http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Leopar...bs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212680329&sr=8-2

    "Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series"
    http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-10-5-L...bbs_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212680417&sr=8-10

    I would appreciate any advice you guys could offer. Thanks much!
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Missing Manual series is nice. I learned stuff about OSX that I didn't know, even though I used it for a while All the nifty little tricks that just makes using OSX just pure joy.
     
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    The Missing Manual series is excellent. David Pogue does an excellent job of making you understand what he is talking about. I highly recommend them.

    Get those 2 Missing Manuals, and you'll be good to go!

    -Kevin
     
  4. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    I got a copy of the mac OS leopard bible, and though it's not a quick read, it's extremely comprehensive, and useful for referring to even quite a while after you've got used to your mac.
     
  5. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    I would say go to the bookstore grab a few find a chair and read a few chapters and the one that helps the most buy.
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Many switchers are frustrated by the fact that much of what they know is no longer true. People like this get the most out of Pogue's "Switching to the Mac".
     
  7. Morod macrumors 68000

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    I've found that David Pogue's books have the most detailed info in them, but for sitting and reading and learning I like Robin Williams books more. She has two that I use, "Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard", for the OS and "Cool Mac Apps" for iLife 08 and .Mac.
    Also there are lots of online tutorials to check over.
    Morod
     

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