“If there’s a brand new iMac waiting for someone under the Christmas tree, it might be a good idea to give a guidebook for using it. Despite Apple Computer’s reputation for ease-of-use, it’s not always apparent how things work. Especially for switchers,” Leander Kahney writes for Wired News.
“Advanced computing concepts like dragging and dropping are sometimes alien to those accustomed to Windows. Oftentimes, the simplicity of the Apple experience is mystifying to those accustomed to jumping through Microsoft’s hoops,” Kahney writes.
“There are plenty of very good guides to choose from. O’Reilly Media’s Missing Manuals series is perhaps the most popular, and Peachpit Press’ Visual QuickStart guides are highly regarded,” Kahney writes. “But I like Jim Heid’s Macintosh iLife ’04, a 300-page guide to Apple’s iLife software suite.”
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MacDailyNews Take: All well and good for iLife ’04. For Mac OS X, you might want to inclue a copy of “Mac OS X for Dummies” by Bob LeVitus, “Mac OS X: The Missing Manual” by David Pogue, using “Help” from the Mac OS X Finder, Apple’s online tutorial: Mac OS X Basics, or something else along those lines. Please suggest one, if you know of a good beginner Mac OS X book below.