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    New Mac User - MacBook...couple of questions
    Ok I just got a brand new MacBook and iPod. Only added Office to it. I love this Mac! I have a few noob questions....

    1. Is Airport the same is WiFi? For example if I am in a hotel that has WiFi will my MacBook connect? Where is Airport connections used/found?

    2. iChat - How does that work? I saw a cool video about how iChat can be used as a video conference tool. Or do you use it in conjunction with with somethinng like AOL messenger, Yahoo messenger, etc?

    3. Upgrading the OS. When the new Leopard comes out is it easy to upgrade?

    4. Books - Is there a really good book or two on how to get familiar with OSX and MacBooks? I have seen a few but figure you guys and gals would have better suggestions.


    Thanks, I am still learning how everything works. I appreciate the help.

    Ash

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    1. Airport is WiFi. You Airport Extreme card is an 802.11g card so you can connect to a/b/g networks (Every wifi spot)

    2. You can connect to iChat using an AOL screen name or @mac.com username if you have .mac service. You can not use it with Yahoo messenger.

    3. Very easy

    4. http://www.missingmanual.com/ Those are the best books when it comes to Apple topics
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    Thank you for the help!

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    it's fairly easy to start using iChat, just sign in with your aol or .mac account and click the video button besides your buddy~

    well, to upgrade to leopard, you have to buy a fresh copy of Mac OS

    no need to read any book, you just start using it and whenever you come across a problem, feel free to ask here, but search first~

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    I second the Missing Manual series. That was the first book I purchased. Its an easy read and will definitely get you moving in the right direction.

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    I picked up the Missing Manual (Tiger Ed) and I just have to say thanks for the advice. So far that book has been VERY helpful!!!
    Best,
    Patrick
    D/FW, TX

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