View Full Version : Book suggestions for new Mac users

01-18-2001, 06:00 PM
I was wondering if anyone has read any books they could recommend to a new user with an 8500 and OS 8.1 (or any bad books they wouldn't recommend)? I was thinking along the lines of Macs for Dummies type stuff to get me started and work my way up from there. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-18-2001, 07:52 PM
Because of the time lag involved with writing, editing, publishing and distributing, books, and to a lesser degree, monthly magazines, can never be current because of the very fast cycle of new models, technologies and upgrades.

To help you understand the legacy PCI Macs, such as the 8500 (and older and newer models), there are some books out there that are useful.

Ted Landau's "Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters (And What To Do About Them)" is a classic. The fourth edition (which I haven't read) was released about 2-3 months ago.

Another good one is Todd Stauffer's "Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible" but it was publihed in 1998.

You can learn the basics from carefully selected books, but the only way to keep up to date is to read these forums and daily, Internet Mac news pages.

01-19-2001, 10:37 AM
With that being said can you recommend a few Mac news pages? (with a 14.4 dialup speed surfing is painful http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)

Ones that might be suitable for newer Mac users?

[This message has been edited by Richard (edited 19 January 2001).]

01-19-2001, 12:02 PM
Here's some that I read daily:

And, there are many other good ones. You'll see links.

01-19-2001, 08:27 PM
www.macsurfer (http://www.macsurfer) has a lot of good links
www.macosrumors (http://www.macosrumors) if you like rumor sites.. take with a grain of salt

Mad Dog