Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Best "for Dummies" book on OS X - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Best "for Dummies" book on OS X cdhostage Posted: December 26, 2001 5:47PM in macOS edited January 2014 I know this has been asked recently either here or on MacNN. What is the best book for a person who is new to OS X to read? Comments Reply 1 of 1 moogs Posts: 4,296member December 27, 2001 12:03PM I think there is a book called the OS X Black Book (or something to that effect) which covers a lot of ground on using the system and trouble-shooting as well. Personally I don't see much use for Operating System books unless you're new to computing or maybe a system administrator. I tend to learn by doing more so than by reading.This is less true of programming, and in this area I wonder if a "Cocoa for Dummies" book might be released. I've used the "C Programming for Dummies" as a primer / introduction to structured programming and it was actually pretty good for the most part. Think I'll go check the Dummies web site...will check back here after. Sign In or Register to comment.