I am sure this is common knowledge to all the Mac owners out there, but it was news to me and not real easy to figure out! I am envisioning the frowns and the thoughts of … “what a newbie”. That’s okay guys … give me a few months and I will be a Mac Pro!
First thing I realized was a good book of instruction was needed in the quest to discover everything the Mac computer has to offer. So confidently, I strolled into the local bookstore and found the computer book aisle and scanning the shelves, it dawned on me …. I have no idea what version of the Mac I own. I could buy the latest version and hope that is what I had … or I could go home and figure it out. Confidence swept aside, I retreated out the door and headed home. Firing up the Mac and looking around was no help so I jumped to the all-trusting Google search and found this. That answered my question and all this cat talk which quickly became a mystery as well.
Next click … Amazon and a quick order for the correct Mac Cat book ….. which arrived rather quickly and is HUGE!
I am a information book fanatic so I really need this book to help me adjust to the new world of Apple Mac computing. The first wave of uncertainty encompassed me when the brand new Mac arrived and as I turned this gleaming machine on for my first look around … I was excited, then I tried to close a program and the familiar top right close click was not there! I see the set of 3 glowing buttons over on the left-hand top BUT if I click any of them will the machine blow up?? There I sit …. my first official encounter with your new Mac!
The book arrives and I anxiously flip through the mass of information. I stop and read about Safari which is the internet browser that comes installed on the machine. I read how to set up bookmarks so I have my every day websites a click away. I read about the Dock which is all the icons on the bottom of my screen, then I find the Dashboard …. oh what fun this looks like! There is a handful of pre-loaded widgets that pop up with a F4 click like calendar, weather and even yellow pages. Further investigating led me to the Apple Dashboard site where I can download over 3900 different widgets. Wow…is all I can think.
So far I have just taken little steps with my new machine … call it cautious excitement if you will. I did set my background screen saver and oh the joy of accomplishment in that small task! Look out Mac world .. here I come and no more frowning down on this newbie … I am a Snow Leopard and have the book to prove it!