Getting Started With A New Apple Mac Computer
A Website For Absolute Beginners And Intermediate Users
At last! You have found an Apple MAC Computer Lessons website that really is FREE. Whether or not it is any good is not for me, John Cairns, to
say. What I will say though is that I have written the Apple MAC computer lessons on this website with the Absolute Beginner and Intermediate in
mind, without the usual patronising associated with teaching Computer Illiterates and Senior Citizens for example.
The lessons on this website are aimed at all Apple Mac operating systems, unless otherwise stated. Meaning, the basic foundations of OS X
Lion versus MacOS Sierra for example are the same - You move a window, create a folder, copy and paste, etc in the same way with all these
operating systems. If something is specific to a particular operating system (i.e. a feature that is unique to it) I will point this out in the
This website is dedicated to teaching the Absolute Beginner, and Intermediate, The Basics, and More Advanced Features, of using the Apple MAC Operating
System for FREE in a non-technical way. So if you don't know a Click from a Double Click, a Hard Drive from a Floppy Drive, How to install general
Hardware/Software and/or just want to learn how to use an Apple MAC computer then continue reading! You will be taught From Scratch and in Plain English - No Waffle.
Just computer lessons that show you how something should be done.
Here are what some of the lessons explain/teach:
- Switch the Computer Off/On correctly - Sounds simple, but switching your Apple computer off/on immaturely can damage its hard drive and
other hardware components. Know how to recover from a crash/freeze.
- Start-Up Software - Learn what apps run during the start-up of MacOS and what apps slow down the start-up of MacOS, so you can make your
Apple computer last longer.
- The Desktop (Icons and The Dock) - Learn about each section of the desktop screen.
- The Mouse (Click. Double Click. Drag & Drop) - Using a mouse is very tricky for an absolute beginner. Mastering 'Drag & Drop' and 'Selection' techniques
will make your life so much easier.
- Storage (Memory. Hard Drive. CD/DVD. Etc) - Learn about the different types of storage device so you know the best place(s) to store your valuable files.
- Select, Copy & Paste - Being able to move files from A to B, backup files, share files, delete files and so on will really enhance your computer experience.
- Computer Terminology (Jargon) - Explained in a non-technical, easy-to-understand, way.
- Folders and Files - Learn how to create, rename, delete, copy, paste, etc folders and files so you can be more organised.
- Windows - Learn how to move, scroll, shrink (minimise), re-size, expand (maximise) and close a window. Basic skills, but needed skills.
- E-mail - Learn how to send, receive, reply to, forward and delete e-mail messages and how to attach files to e-mails.
- Security - Learn how to protect MacOS from attack.
- Connections - Learn how to set-up your broadband connection via Airport Express, set-up an office network, install network adaptors,
connect other hardware to your Apple computer, file share with Windows 10 and more.
- Install and Remove Software - Learn how to install and uninstall software and clean-up MacOS of unwanted softwares/apps.
- System Preferences - Learn how to change computer settings.
- The Internet - Learn how to search the internet, bookmark favorite websites, buy online and much more.
Continue to read this web page because it takes you through the first important steps of computing. Explaining - The Desktop, Computer Start-Up, Moving the Mouse,
Mouse Pointers and Mouse Buttons (Click and Double Click). The menu on the left-side has been categorised so that you can learn one section at a time. Although the
categories and sections are in no particular order, they have been designed to be learnt from top to bottom; as opposed to being learnt randomly.
Read EVERYTHING On This Website Carefully - I give out Valuable Information that you would normally pay for, that is not taught in universities and books.