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    Former Windows user needs help...
    Hi All,

    I just purchased my first Mac, any thread suggestions for beginners? I was looking for a Mac for Dummies type thread that would offer help to a long time Windows user.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toddfather View Post
    Hi All,

    I just purchased my first Mac, any thread suggestions for beginners? I was looking for a Mac for Dummies type thread that would offer help to a long time Windows user.

    Thanks!
    Welcome to M-F.com. Congrats on your switch!

    Check out the stickies in the Switcher subforum. We have a lot of switchers here and many questions have been asked, so be sure to take advantage of the Search feature.

    For good reading material, I highly recommend Mac OS X: The Missing Manual.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I second cwa107's suggestion of The Missing Manual. I bought it a while ago and it's been a great help. It's chock full of useful tips and instructions. The author is correct, this manual really should have come bundled with your Mac

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Thirded.

    It was one of the first things I bought for my MacBook.

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    Another great book for the new Mac user is "Switching to the Mac." It is part of the missing manual series. It shows you how to do the same things you did on the PC on your new machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toddfather View Post
    I just purchased my first Mac, any thread suggestions for beginners? I was looking for a Mac for Dummies type thread that would offer help to a long time Windows user.
    have you looked here?

    Mac-Forums Switchers F.A.Q. and Information

    welcome to the forums!
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
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    Besides the 'missing manual' which I purchased a couple of weeks before my first Mac arrived about four years ago
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/work/
    should help.
    Have fun
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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    You guys are awesome, thanks for the suggestions.

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