Which Tiger Book to Buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mdzwolf, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. mdzwolf macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2005
    I just recently switched to the Mac in May of this year. I have been using tiger ever since I recieved my powerbook. I am looking for a good book to learn about the OS X operating system especially since I have been using Microsoft product's since the days of DOS. Right now it is between two books. The first is Missing Manuals: Tiger Edition and the Second is Switch to Mac Tiger Edition. Now I am computer savvy, I knew my way around windows really well, especially dealing with the stupid registry. I can code in C, C++, PHP, etc. I was just wondering which book I would get the most out of? Please post your thoughts.

  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I and many others on these boards like The Missing Manual series a lot. It's one of the very few truly useful computer books I've ever purchased. To be honest though, I haven't read Switch to Mac Tiger Edition, and it may be good too. The Missing Manual is not exclusively geared toward switchers, but it is very good for switchers, and has a section at the back that explains the Mac equivalent for common Windows objects and actions. I checked AppleScript: The Missing Manual out from the library yesterday, and although the author of that book is only 17 years old(!) it's also very well written, and seems like it will be helpful to me.
  3. mdzwolf thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2005

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