How can I learn how to use a Mac?

Khadija Rahaoui March 27, 2010
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My question is simple as it appears, but not to me! I am a teacher. I am new and have no background in technology. Very recently, I bought a MacBook Pro to get started. However, I find myself not able to learn technology and how to use a Mac. Please I would be very grateful if anyone has a good way to follow. THANK YOU ALL.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    You can order: Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition by David Pogue from Amazon for $19.95. This is an excellent source.

    Tips for getting started your command key is the key for shortcuts, for example command command q quits an application. Google mac shortcuts and you'll find dozens.

  2. ├Žnon1mus
    March 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If you find that you want to do a certain task on a Mac but don't know how try searching it on

    http://www.macosxhints.com/

  3. Ben Evans
    March 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Youtube's Great

  4. Anonymous
    March 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    every mac comes with it's manual which is also downloadable from the web too. here:
    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macosx106

    there's a website called http://www.macosx.com
    you can ask questions there and they'll answer.

  5. ├Žnon1mus
    March 28, 2010 at 1:16 am

    The best way to learn to use a Mac is to read through the Mac Manual as Tina pointed out above (which I wrote). It would also be good to browse the tutorials on Apple's website:

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#anatomy

    You should also learn by using your Mac constantly. Do not be afraid of it.

    If you have any further questions, you can always post them here.

  6. Tina
    March 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Khadija,

    you should have a look at our Mac Beginner's Guide.

    In the end it's all learning by doing. You could also browse our Mac-related articles. Maybe you'll find something you would like to try.

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