[G4] thanx but...

B G briang113 at pacbell.net
Thu May 26 10:21:27 PDT 2005

WOW, someone is a mac snob.

Can you say attitude.


On May 26, 2005, at 6:19 AM, Alex wrote:

> On May 26, 2005, at 01:09, dapper dan wrote:
>> i appreciate the help but, to assume i even know where to look for  
>> this info in the strange world known as mac after being a pc is  
>> maybe making an assumption.
> You're a Win user. You're using a Mac. Let's get one thing straight  
> -- Mac OS X is a _different_ operating system from Win. There are  
> obvious similarities (and obvious reasons for it), but,  
> nevertheless, they are different, even on the surface, and a lot  
> more so under the hood. And if you think you're going to be  
> productive with a new OS just by clicking around the mouse and  
> asking questions on an e-mail list, then either, (a) you're the  
> reincarnation of Alan Turing, or, (b) you're setting yourself up  
> for a case of gastritis.
> You need to get a basic understanding of the OS first. The best way  
> is a good book (there are plenty of on-line sources, but they are  
> really useful only after you've gone through a systematic  
> presentation, and you've gained basic Mac literacy).
> There have been five versions of Mac OS X so far: Cheetah (10.0),  
> Puma (10.1), Jaguar (10.2), Panther (10.3), Tiger (10.4). Tiger is  
> the current one, but it's been released only a month ago, and most  
> users are probably still on Jaguar and Panther (forget the first  
> two). There are significant differences between them, so you should  
> be aware of which one you are using.
> David Pogue's "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual" is an excellent  
> introduction. The Ray brothers' "Mac OS X Unleashed" is the next  
> step up, and especially useful if you want to delve into the Unix  
> guts of the OS. You can pick up the Panther editions of both titles  
> at discount prices (the Tiger editions aren't out yet). Until you  
> get, read, mark, and inwardly digest the books, Apple (naturally)  
> provides some basics especially for you
> <http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/>
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