Learning about Mac® OS X
This chapter from our book Troubleshooting Mac OS X provides links to a variety of recommended resources for learning Mac OS X.
The following books are worthwhile additions to the libraries of both new and experienced Mac OS X users.
Troubleshooting Mac OS X
Dr. Smoke's Troubleshooting Mac OS X provides comprehensive, step-by-step troubleshooting advice for preventing or resolving hundreds of Mac OS X problems.
Learning Mac OS X
If you are new to Mac OS X or wish that Apple provided a printed manual, we recommend the following books authored by David Pogue:
Mac OS X users desiring an in-depth guide to Terminal commands with numerous examples will want to read The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood by Kirk McElhearn.
To learn about the many sources of online help available for Mac OS X and how to use these effectively, see our Obtaining Help Online FAQ.
In addition to the Apple Discussions, there are many Web sites offering useful Mac OS X hints, tips, tutorials, reviews, and advice. Our favorites are listed on our X-Links page.
Apple User Groups
Apple supports a variety of user groups worldwide. You may have heard of these by the acronym MUGS: Macintosh User Groups. To find an Apple User Group in your area, visit the Apple User Groups home page.
To get deeper into Mac OS X