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Apple launches basic Mac tutorials

updated 06:20 pm EST, Wed January 30, 2008

Apple launches tutorials

Apple today launched a series of tutorials geared toward PC owners who are entertaining the prospect of owning a Mac. The three current guides already available include 'Anatomy of a Mac,' 'Move to Mac,' and 'Windows on a Mac.' Anatomy of a Mac explains the process of using a Mac right away, including the internet setup assistant and the desktop. The tutorial covers the Finder, Dashboard, Mail, the Safari Web browser, iChat, Address Book, iCal, Preview, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Spaces, Time Machine, and System Preferences. The video also introduces Stacks and the Menu Bar.

Move to Mac discusses the most common tasks users will likely want to perform after purchasing a new Mac. Topics include transferring files from a PC to the new system, importing music into the iTunes library, customizing the desktop as well as the dock, and setting up user accounts.

Windows on a Mac helps users set up Boot Camp and boot into either Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. The tutorial references Parallels Desktop as well as VMware Fusion for users who want to run Windows alongside Mac OS X without restarting, and briefly informs viewers about Microsoft Office for Mac.

by MacNN Staff



  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So basic

    that they are hardly "tutorials." More like extended commercials for the Mac, but it's good for Apple to do this anyway. It helps to generally answer the questions that switchers often have.

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    saw these 2 weeks ago

    I wouldn't say just released. I just helped a couple PC people get their first Macs and pointed them to these just before they made the purchase. That was at least a couple weeks ago. I don't remember which ones were there but Windows on a Mac was certainly there.

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