Thinking of making the move to Mac OS X? Don’t forget to stop by Apple’s free online “Mac OS X Basics” pages which feature tips, hints, and QuickTime movies – it’ll help you quickly get a feel for the basics of how Mac OS X works.
Apple’s free online “Mac OS X Basics” tutorial is here. And don’t forget to check out Apples Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” preview videos featuring Spotlight and more starting here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html
Also of interest might be Apple’s “Moving to Mac OS X” information and movies which are designed for Mac OS 9 users moving to Mac OS X, but also are useful for those considering switching from Windows to Mac. It’s here.
If you’re like most people thinking of switching from your PC to a Mac, you’ve got lots of questions. Here are the answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions. And if you’ve still got more, just click on ‘More frequently asked questions’ at the bottom of this page: http://www.apple.com/switch/questions/
Another very good and free online resource are Atomic Leanring’s orientation tutorials for Apple Mac OS X version 10.3 (Panther). Atomic’s free orientation series focuses on the new and improved Finder, as well as highlighting exciting new features like Expose and Fast User Switching: http://www.atomiclearning.com/macosxpanther
Finally, if you are a .Mac member, you’ll have access to over 30 tutorials in the .Mac Leanring Center here:
MacDailyNews Take: Apple, where are the movies for users switching from Windows 98/2000/XP to Mac OS X? We can’t seem to find them anywhere. Perhaps we’re missing the section of your website where you help out current Windows users learn more about Mac OS X and how to do the basic things they do with Windows in Mac OS X? If not, this is about as big an error of omission as a company like Apple could make, so please get on the ball, get these produced and get them online pronto! And don’t hide them on your site, either. They should be easily found from the Apple.com home page and on all product pages for items like, oh say, the Mac mini. You might want to run them on a continuous loop on the big screen at every Apple Retail Store, too.