Your BOOK recommendations for potential MAC user

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OzSeb, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. OzSeb macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I would just like to get some book titles that you have read and would recommend. I am thinking of switching over to Mac and want to get your opinions on what to read? To date all my Mac information I have obtained is over the internet.
    Thanks All.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    A lot of folks swear by O' Reilly's "The Missing Manual" series, linky. I did buy the first one he wrote for Tiger but er, have yet to read it. :eek:
     
  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    I have found some goos osx books at the library and on piratebay. i don't remember any names though.

     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    When I switched to Mac, I found "Switching to the Mac .. Tiger edition" which is one of "The Missing Manual" series very useful .... :)

    The book is written by David Pogue & Adam Goldstein (Pogue press)
    ISBN 0-596-00660-8
     
  5. armani macrumors regular

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  6. archi penko macrumors member

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    best way is i'd check the reviews, but seeing as it doesn't have any... hmm...

    yeah David Pogue of NYT tech reviews is the way to go. I suspect he writes in way so everyone can "just get it".

    would it be fair to say that?
     
  7. FireSafety macrumors newbie

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    I was going to post a new thread, but it seems fit to post my question on here. I am getting my first Mac(MacBook) next week. Windows is just #$%$%@! So I'll be getting the new Leopard OSX and was wondering if the Tiger OSX book someone suggested would be a good book to start? Is there any Macintosh for Dummies or How to use a Macintosh book out there. LOL. If you have any suggestions on a book/video tutorial, that would be great!
     
  8. archi penko macrumors member

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    um its exactly the same for Leopard. check out David Pogue's "The Missing Manual" for Tiger.

    i found two links:
    Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)
    Mac OS X Tiger: Missing Manual [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)

    you can check out what the differences are. but these books are great. they are like dummy guides, but the staple for get set, ready, mac!

    i mean 4.5 stars out of 47 reviews for the Switch one
    and 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews for the General one

    i'd say thats the way to go... :p
     
  9. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    Not os dependant but Apple Confidental 2.0 is a good book about apple itself.

    Suprising info to me when I switched from a MS world

    Zack
     

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