The best tutorial

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jshwon, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Jshwon macrumors 6502

    Jshwon

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    I plan on switching to mac pretty soon and have been doing alot of reading about OS X etc. Working on Unix daily at work I'm not sure why its taken me so long to switch to Mac for daily home use. But anyway I'm looking for what you guys would say is the best tutorial for a PC switcher. This is mainly for my wife who is not technical at all. I could teach her but I think she'd do better with a tutorial. So let me know what you guys think is the best out there so once I get my iMac I can have my wife just look at that. I know Apple has a "101" but was looking for other options.

    Oh and preferably a visual tutorial if you know of any. Ones that actually show the desktop and how to navigate your way around. My iPhone was my 1st Mac product and after playing around with OS X it is just a superior OS, with a balance of form and function. Plus the designs are just sexy.
     
  2. Jshwon thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. freewill macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps too basic, but I thought Apple's guided tour to Leopard was helpful.
     
  4. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Check out 'The Missing Manual'. Not sure if they've done a Leopard one yet though. I've not used them myself (OS X is fairly easy to just fiddle with and get to know), but they are always reccomended around here.
     
  5. Jshwon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I'll check them out.
     
  6. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    i would just do a search on amazon and buy the one with the prettiest cover:D
    most of those books are pretty much alike and are good for the first few days but after that they really are useless.
     
  7. Jshwon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, but as I said above it is mainly for my wife. And I am trying to find a visual for her. I think I should move this to "Mac Basics and Help" forum. If a Mod could do that it would be great.

    Thanks,
     
  8. anemone macrumors member

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    See if your public library has any of the books like the "Missing Manual" title. Mine did, and I found them helpful, but my PC to Mac transition was smooth and quick and I was glad I didn't pay for the book.

    Here are a few URLs for sites I had bookmarked before I switched:

    http://switchtoamac.com/guides/
    http://www.qwertyrash.com/archives/switching-to-mac-useful-sites-and-articles/
    http://www.boydcreative.net/apple/tips-for-a-mac-switcher/
    http://www.applematters.com/index.php/section/comments/1875/

    If you're wanting to transfer over an existing Outlook database into Apple Mail:

    http://www.littlemachines.com
     
  9. Pierce macrumors newbie

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  10. Jshwon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jshwon

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    Thanks for the links! Bookmarked indeed. If there are any visual/screencasts that would be nice. I found these: http://www.screencastsonline.com/sco/info/newtothemac.html
     
  11. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    if your first priority is to have a visual tutorial you might want to check out lynda.com (they do not have a leopard dvd out yet but it will come soon I guess)
     

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