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    Buying a book, opinions please
    Hi,
    I'm currently a PC user and my last laptop just died. I've decided to switch to Mac and am going to pick up a book today. Either 'switching to mac' or 'macbook for dummies'. Assuming I can find both at the local chapters store, which would be better?(if anyone has read both)

    Probably heading out in an hour to see what they've got in stock....

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    to be honest I wouldn't get either, just use the computer and you probably will be able to work out what you need and/or find it online ...

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    If you want one book, grab David Pogue's 'The Missing Manual'.
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    I have two of David's books I'm considering and wish to buy just one:
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    1) Switching to the Mac: Snow Leopard
    2) The Missing Manual Snow Leopard
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    For a switcher, which one do you suggest please.
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    Thanks

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    I switched to the Mac a year ago. I have been using Pogue's 'Missing Manual: Mac OS X Leopard' book. I looked at the Switching to Mac book, but chose this one. I've been able to hit the road running with my switch. The Snow Leopard version is his latest, of course. I upgraded to Snow Leopard, but didn't need the manual by that time.

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    These days there's no point in buying computer books. For 99% of your problems you can type your question into Google (verbatim) and you'll be able to find the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    If you want one book, grab David Pogue's 'The Missing Manual'.
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    2) The Missing Manual Snow Leopard
    +1 on the Missing Manual ..
    Has been invaluable to me having switched just before the SL upgrade ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
    These days there's no point in buying computer books. For 99% of your problems you can type your question into Google (verbatim) and you'll be able to find the answer.
    While its true that one can find anything online. There are many of us that enjoy a break from reading on the computer. Also its nice to sit out in the sun, here in California, and read a book while enjoying a beverage poolside.

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    I went out and picked up the Switching to Mac, Snow Leopard book. I haven't picked up my MBP yet, waiting for the rumored update coming soon. In the meantime I figure reading this book along with surfing the internet will have me well prepared for a smooth transition.

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
    These days there's no point in buying computer books. For 99% of your problems you can type your question into Google (verbatim) and you'll be able to find the answer.
    Unless your problem centers around your inability to get online ...

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