Switcher just joined MacRumors, and needs some help.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JDiggity82, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. JDiggity82 macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2005
    Boston Metro
    Alright everyone well its a pleasure to be a member of the fold, but I need some input. I need a recommedation for a good MAC OS X book, that will guide me through mac os as if I was a long time windows user which I am. Also, any idea if I should wait until they switch to x86 before I buy a new ibook, or should I just go ahead and drop money now? Any input would be welcome.
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Try looking for "The Missing Manual" series, the 10.4 book is out and they have come highly recommended in the past.
  3. Raid macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Macintosh! If you are looking for a good "How do I do that?" book get the Missing Manual series (Tiger Ed.) ..when it comes out (it appears it's not quite in stores yet). It has a good mix of basics, advanced tips / tricks, and hidden features. I've been using Macs since 1986 and I'm considering getting it myself if it teaches me to use Automator! :)

    As for getting an iBook, I say if you can afford to hold off the purchase for a year then do so... I really need a new computer at home, but I'm going to hold off till the x86 processors are availible. Of course some will disagree on my stance. ;)
  4. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.

    i agree- the 'missing manual' books are indeed very good.

    in terms of the ibook..everybody says there's updates..and so does the buyers guide..but imho, i dont think the updates are coming. they cant increase the speed too much because then it'll be competing with the powerbook. actually, tbh, i dont know what you should do. sometimes it's better to just bite the bullet and go buy it..the prices aren't too bad atm..it's good value for money.

    there's definitely no intel macs before June 2006 though (as apple have said..)

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