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Moved? An OS X Guide

January 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments

This is an alpha version, I’m still writing it. You can download it now as your input into it is welcome.

31-Jan-06 Update: Downloaded 900 times, 200 dowloads a day right now
This is a follow on from my previous posting. A post over on http://www.tuaw.com had raised issues that Windows users face in switching to OS X. I’m going to use those problems from TUAW, the ones I’ve come across personally and information from other sites – such as Apple’s Switch site – to form a Windows to OS X guide.

OS X Guide
Covering common mistakes, major don’t do this on OS X pointers, and configuration tips.

Moved – An OS X Guide.pdf Low image quality version, fast download 600 KB

Moved – An OS X Guide.pdf High image quality version, slow download, 5 MB

Expect this to evolve a lot. If you have any suggestions let me know, the original TUAW thread is here.

Edit: 28-Jan: This has definatly moved out of alpha and into beta, even though a few sections still need to be written. It’s mostly a case of polishing what exists and building on it.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jackdaw // Feb 1, 2006 at 9:36 AM

    Ron: I think you misunderstand, I’ll revisit the wording in the Guide.

    Lets take two folders, both called fish. One of these folders is in your Documents folder, your writings on trout. The fish folder other is in your Pictures folder, your pictures of salmon. You have a fish fetish or something, go with me here.

    You open fish in your Documents folder, then drag fish from Pictures into that folder. No problems, nothing overwritten.

    The problem comes when you take the fish folder from Pictures and drop it into your Documents folder, where there is already a folder called fish. The fish folder full of pictures will replace the fish folder full of writing, you lose your writing for good.

    I hope that clarifies matters, it’s all fishy from here.

  • 2 Ron Evry // Jan 30, 2006 at 3:33 PM

    Hi. Enjoyed the “Moved” guide. I have a win using friend who just bought his first Mac & thought it might be helpful. But what’s with the “Folder Strangeness” section? When I drop folder “a” into folder “b” folder “a” just goes INSIDE folder “b.” I don’t lose ANYTHING. Maybe you mean something else?

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