Good bye windows, hello Apple

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in macOS edited January 2014
Well I?m making the switch, and was wondering if anyone knows of any book, articles, web pages, etc. specifically for the wintel convert. IE, if you do ?n? in Windows here is how you do ?n? with apple OS (x or classic). Any help is much appreciated.



[ 05-06-2002: Message edited by: Convert ]</p>

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  • Reply 1 of 12
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Convert:

    <strong>Well I?m making the switch, and was wondering if anyone knows of and book, articles, web pages, etc. specifically for the wintel convert. IE, if you do ?n? in Windows here is how you do ?n? with apple OS (x or classic). Any help is much appreciated.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    This would likely be a good place to ask questions. most here are more than happy to help if you ask nicely! Welcome to Macintosh!!
  • Reply 2 of 12
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Willkommen!

    Bienvenidos!

    Bienvenue!

    Welcome!





    As NoahJ said, feel free to post any specific questions you have and we'll do our best to ease the transition for ya'. I don't know of any good books off-hand, but I'm sure someone else here can suggest one. For some Mac OS X tips, you might want to look at <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com/"; target="_blank">macosxhints.com</a>. To keep up-to-date with your software, visit <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/"; target="_blank">VersionTracker</a> regularly. For Mac-related news, try <a href="http://www.macnn.com/"; target="_blank">MacNN</a> and <a href="http://www.macminute.com/"; target="_blank">MacMinute</a>. For a humorous take on the news, visit <a href="http://www.appleturns.com/"; target="_blank">As the Apple Turns</a>.



    I'll post more if I can think of some good ones.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    bill mbill m Posts: 324member
    Welcome Convert!



    Just wanted to add to Starfleet's list of sites:



    <a href="http://www.macsurfer.com/"; target="_blank">Macsurfer.com: Mac sites and tech headlines on a single continuosly updated web page!</a>



    :cool:
  • Reply 4 of 12
    convertconvert Posts: 27member
    Thanks for the links and the warm welcome.



    Looks like I'll be frequenting this site for sure!
  • Reply 5 of 12
    hornethornet Posts: 76member
    Welcome ex-windows user



    More converts = good



    If you need any help, just ask (nicely heh) here, and you'll get it no probs. I think there is a new users forum too... so there ya go!



    Have fun with ur mac!
  • Reply 6 of 12
    Welcome, Convert. I would recomend the book Mac OS X Unleashed by the authors John Ray, and William C. Ray - do not let the 1424 pages scare you off, it covers everything!



    I would also recomend the book Insanely Great by the author Steven Levy. A very good book on the history of Apple, this one only 336 pages.



    It is good to have you over to the Macintosh platform, I hope you enjoy yourself
  • Reply 7 of 12
    aslanaslan Posts: 97member
    I have heard that the "Missing Manuals" series is quite decent and affordable for the beginner (oh, and under ~1,500 pages )



    I think there is a Missing Manual for OS X (as well as iMovie, etc.)



    Never read them myself... (Actually trying to remember the last manual I read that wasn't a man page... )
  • Reply 8 of 12
    nx7oenx7oe Posts: 198member
    A Very good website about the values and insight's of apple computer is <a href="http://www.crazyapplerumors.com"; target="_blank">CARS</a>
  • Reply 9 of 12
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Mr. Convert....What do you do by the way?



    If you tell us what you do (specifically) that would be a lot easier for us to give you "advice"
  • Reply 10 of 12
    A quick hint would be most of the alt-whatEver like alt c for copy is simply command c for the mac. Just change alt to command, although its been a bit sence i have used windows i dont know how much truth this still holds.
  • Reply 11 of 12
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    I am a convert for merely 2 months,

    there are pros and cons about mac when

    compared to pc, but I am happy that I

    converted!



    guys in this forum are really helpful

    all my queries were very well answered,

    even some really 'stupid' questions (to

    a newbie).



    I have got the ' missing manual' as well

    a good book for convert or new comer for imac!



    enjoy your mac!
  • Reply 12 of 12
    hekalhekal Posts: 117member
    Welcome to the friendly world of Apple.
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