new to OS
February 26, 2002 6:26AM
edited January 2014
I have just ordered my first Mac (the new iMac)and I am totally unfamiliar with Mac's OS (being a window user for all my life).
any suggestion on books about the OS X?
Reply 1 of 4
February 26, 2002 7:06AM
You probably won't need a book. If you already know Windows, the Mac is pretty much a GUI, except far better, more stable, and easier to use and navigate. You won't have any problems. I don't have a book on OS X, and it didn't take me five minutes to figure out how it was layed out. And congrats on the iMac!
Reply 2 of 4
February 26, 2002 7:21AM
so you are a window-turn-mac user as well?
I take your words for that
Reply 3 of 4
February 26, 2002 7:24AM
I moved over just a couple of months ago, love it, and needed absolutely NO manuals...
Reply 4 of 4
February 26, 2002 7:37AM
While I appreciate the sentiments of the above, you can never do wrong with getting a book about something new to you. At the very least it will confirm that you are doing things right, and you won't be thinking, am I missing something out here.
I recommend Mac OSX The Missing Manual by David Pogue (the rest of his books are excellent too). I have learned and am still learning as I go through this book. One thing that it is great for is the little productivity tips for keyboard short cuts, which I'm a heavy user of in Windows, so it's interesting to port it over to a mac and don't have to use the mouse all the time.
Good luck with the new iMac, it is the first mac I ever bought and I love it (although using them at a place of work for some time), I also went the whole hog and got an iBook and Airport.