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Hello Folks i'm new to macs, this is my first macbook pro 13" I7 500gb and 4gb ram, never having own a mac before, i was wondering what advice you folks might have on a book to learn the ins and outs of my mac, something a little more advanced than macs for dummies

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I can't recommend this one enough. It is an extremely good book. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media
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I second that book.
But it might be better to wait a while for the Lion book though.
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If you're coming to the Mac from Windows, I'd recommend Switching to the Mac over the previous suggestions.
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I can't recommend this one enough. It is an extremely good book. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media
I just ordered this book. Glad to hear other like it.

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Thank you all for the advice, i was thinking Peachpit: Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard but was wondering if it's worth getting certified.
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Depends. Here where I live, certified Apple techs can basically name their own salary because good ones are quite scarce. In let's say New York City, not so much.

It's not easy to get certified, but given Apple's popularity I'd say its as close to a guaranteed lifetime job (for as long as you want to do it) as anything this side of government work (and a lot more fun).
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I can't recommend this one enough. It is an extremely good book. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media
I second this one... i have heard good things about it
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