Tutorial: Macintosh OS X—Getting Started
Macintosh OS X is UNIX based and UNIX certified. UNIX is supported by developers all over the world. UNIX has been evolving since 1969 and is considered the most stable and secure operating system available.
Learning to use the Macintosh Operating System is like learning any new skill. Start with the basics. You’ll be amazed how fast you’ll pick up progressively more advanced techniques.
Getting Started—Video Tutorials. Most of these videos are less than 3 minutes.
Anatomy of a Mac [2:30]
Finder Basics [1:55]
Move to Mac [3:52]
Switching to a Mac from a PC [5:41]
Personalizing Your Mac [2:12]
Wireless Basics [2:48]
Mail Basics [3:24]
Going Further with Mail [2:09]
Organizing you Mail [2:08]
Using Safari [4:10]
iChat Basics [3:46]
Exposé Basics [1:32]
Time Machine Basics [2:47]
The OS X Finder is your way to manage all your files. Leaning how to manage where you work is saved and how to keep your work organized is an essential skill. Here are some tips that will help you take advantage of OS X to better manage you work.
Mail Productivity Tips
Mail is a critical tool in today’s world. These tips take you beyond the basics. Being a power Mail user is easy and will have a positive impact on your productivity.
Safari is an advanced Web browser. Leaning to go beyond the basics with Safari will enable you do work more efficiently.
Getting Started—Text Tutorials
Video tutorials are great, but sometimes all you need is a picture and some text to see how something is done. These text tutorials are great “jolts” of information that show how to do a task in a simple, easy to understand format.
About this Tutorial
This resource guide was written and is maintained by Jerry Monti. Jerry Monti is a technology trainer at the Knight Digital Media Center. If you have suggestions or additional resources you think would be good to add to this tutorial, please email me.
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