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ex_mcse
03-28-2006, 08:25 PM
Can anybody recommend a good book to get started with (OS X Tiger). Yes, I am new to Macs and I realize the best way to learn the OS is to USE it, however, I am holding out till I get the dinero for what I want. Anyway, I am looking for an entry level book but I would like to avoid the "Dummy" books cause I just hate those...any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

BigBear
03-28-2006, 08:48 PM
mac osx, tiger edition: the missing manual by david pogue
pretty well written book; very easy to understand.

i'd say take a trip to your local library; i just checked here at work and we have about 20+ books on osx tiger in our system.

UncSki1218
03-28-2006, 08:54 PM
yeah i also reccomend missing manuals. i have a bunch of different ones. they have a really good rep. well written and easy to understand. they toss in a little humor but not annoyingly like the dummies series.

kaidomac
03-28-2006, 10:26 PM
I third the Missing Manual series. The dummies books are great, but not for programming or operating systems :p I got the Tiger Missing Manual when I got my Cube (first Mac!) this past December. The Missing Manual for Windows switchers is pretty good, but I wanted a clean start, and after comparing them at the local bookstore, I went with the full-on Tiger Missing Manual. Pogue has a really good and easily readable style of writing, it really makes you want to get in and play with OS X. Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596009410/sr=8-1/qid=1143599180/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-1621566-4760746?%5Fencoding=UTF8

geekboy2000
03-28-2006, 10:55 PM
I just bought it. Looks like a great book, and what's the next best thing to sitting in front of your Mac? Reading about it! :)

Mark

tortoise
03-29-2006, 10:30 AM
i'd say take a trip to your local library; i just checked here at work and we have about 20+ books on osx tiger in our system.

Wow, you have a very nice library then. I think the newest computer book at my library covers Windows 3.1.

MichaelMcKenzie
03-29-2006, 01:33 PM
Although I have not looked at many others, The Missing Manual is a good one.

It's size is rather imposing, but it appears to have just about everything a user would need.

Michael

kaidomac
03-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Although I have not looked at many others, The Missing Manual is a good one.

It's size is rather imposing, but it appears to have just about everything a user would need.

Michael

Yeah, plus it's very easy to read. You can easily burn through a chapter a day without getting overwhelmed.

tortoise, I know what you mean man :)

ex_mcse
04-01-2006, 01:18 PM
Based on your recommendations - I picked up the Missing Manual book. Excellent! I tore through the first 100 pages the first night. Hightly recommended.