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Mac For Beginners: How to Learn Mac OS X

Filed under: New Mac Users — Care Expert @ 10:22 am November 15, 2012

One of the biggest tasks for users switching from Windows to Apple® is to learn Mac OS X® (the operating system on every Mac® computer). But what is the best way to learn how to use Mac OS X when it come to Mac for beginners?

There are a few different solutions to this problem. Let’s go over them.

1. Figure Out Your Mac through Trial and Error

One way you could try and learn the Mac operating system is simply through trial and error. Simply open up your Mac and click on every icon or menu item until you have gone through the entire system.

This method has two big disadvantages. The first is that it will take up a colossal amount of your time. The second is that, with this method, it is very easy to screw things up!

If you’re an avid computer hobbyist, then you may want to take this route. For the rest of us, though, it’s not a very good option.

2. Try a “For Dummies” Book

The “For Dummies” line of books is a popular way for many people to learn new skills. For about $15 or $20, you can even have a basic-level manual on how to operate your Mac!

The key here is “basic”. You can easily go halfway through one of these books bored out of your mind and barely learn anything new–this is true even when it comes to Mac for beginners!

It’s still an option, though. Just be aware of the amount of time you may have to put in to get any useful information!

3. Contact a StartOnMac Care Expert

Wouldn’t it be great if someone could walk you through all the standard basics of the Mac operating system–and also answer your own individualized questions?

Believe it or not, this is 100% an option! Many people find this is the best way to learn Mac OS X.

For about the same price it would cost you to fix a single issue with an office Apple customer support call, you can receive an individualized training session for your new computer. The 45-minute session will run you through all the basics of your Mac, as well as guide you through any specific functions you want to know about.

Of course, how you choose to learn your Mac is all up to you. It’s your choice–be sure you make the most of it!



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Eileen B. 9/24/2012

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