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  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
    There is none. There is no User's Guide for Mavericks. Really. Lets have a User's Guide. I think it's kind of strange that something as substantial as an Apple Operating system exists without a manual or User's Guide.

     

    I don't remember that any version Mac OS, or Windows for that matter, ever came with a users manual. So, I don't know why you would expect to see or get one.

     

    And, I've never seen anything in a 3rd party manual that wasn't covered somewhere in the built-in help screens.

  • bengmugenr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to Lanny)

    Not really, Windows 3.1 did, as well as MS-DOS 6. See here and here.

     

    Lanny wrote:

     

    There is none. There is no User's Guide for Mavericks. Really. Lets have a User's Guide. I think it's kind of strange that something as substantial as an Apple Operating system exists without a manual or User's Guide.

     

    I don't remember that any version Mac OS, or Windows for that matter, ever came with a users manual. So, I don't know why you would expect to see or get one.

     

    And, I've never seen anything in a 3rd party manual that wasn't covered somewhere in the built-in help screens.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 5:52 PM (in response to bengmugenr)

    Not really, Windows 3.1 did, as well as MS-DOS 6. See here and here.

    And, if you actually read the info on the links that you provided, you would see the manuals were, "For Sale," not included, or free, for PC purchasers.

     

     

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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    davesnewlion wrote:

     

    Do you have a search engine in your browser Pete? How about google? Try it. Really. Check it out. Have they ever done me wrong....Apple that is? No, not really. But does the public Not need to know these things? It is debatable. So here:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/leesheppard/2013/05/28/how-does-apple-avoid-taxes/ ,

    http://qz.com/135436/is-apples-30-billion-irish-tax-planning-scheme-about-to-be- shut-down/

    http://mashable.com/2013/05/21/apple-taxes-senat/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/apple-senate-report-offshore-tax-struct ure_n_3308741.html

    Need more?

    Don't need that hearsay either. You obviously place a lot in the trust in the opinions of Journalists.

     

    Have you seen Bigfoot lately? The Loch Ness Monster? An Anger Management Councilor?

     

    You poor thing.

     

    Try Googling Yoga.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,135 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    So you can clearly find information if you chose to do so (whether it has merit or not).

     

    I guess you just simply wanted to complain about there not being a user guide.

  • aetherally Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2013 11:51 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    I love it! You guys are awesome. I'm on my second Mac laptop, a 2011 '15 MBP with I7 Sandy Bridge, and had not upgraded from Snow Leopard. I actually walked into the Apple Store in Downtown Boston and tried to purchase Lion with cash. I was told I couldn't, I could only purchase it online.

    I was confused as to why cash wouldn't work. So on to Mavericks.

    Free is my second favorite F word. So I installed Maverick within the first week knowing there would be bugs. I've come across a few but have worked through them. I am no super-user. I have not had a manual other than the one included with the MBP. That has not stopped me from doing more than I thought I ever could.

    After a couple weeks with Mavericks, I'm still stumbling across new things. Most of these by accident. I am wondering aboout migrating my PDF books, comics and magazines (over 100 gigs worth) to iBooks and whether the app makes copies or creates paths to the existing copies. I guess I could dump them in and monitor the space occupied on my hard drive. That would tell me right?

    I never made it out of the ninth grade!

    Point is. Sometimes the act of figuring these things out helps us to understand an internal architecture we may otherwise have no desire to learn.

    Personally I think the LINUX kernel is better than the UNIX. But this piece of aluminum I'm sitting in front of, is capable of more than I ever thought possible 2 years ago. I had thought that by the end of this year I'd be considering upgrading. Not yet.

    Apple isn't perfect, but they're far ahead of anything else out there. And the people involved here in the communities, while opinionated, have solved about every puzzle that's stumped me. Knock on my wooden dock and icons, I haven't plugged anything in here that hasn't worked flawlessly once it's operator figured it out.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    davesnewlion wrote:

     

    But you Did as k for the proof.

    Yep, but didn't get it, so just wrote you off as another troll.

     

    Keep up the good news

     

    Pete

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    davesnewlion wrote:

    You should never have to pay for a manual.

    Really? Your Mac came with a manual. Your OS is a different animal. As others stated, Apple forces you to connect to the Internet and go throught their obtuse Heip files to get anything more elaborate, but it is free, if you don't consider bandwidth and electricity accessing those things. As for the auto analogy, the user manual comes with the auto, but the repair manual doesn't, but is available for additional cost.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    davesnewlion wrote about Apple's tax strategies.

    Apple doesn't exactly what the law allows. Why should Apple or anyone else pay more tribute to the government than it has to? It's a business, not a philantropic organization, even if you think it should be.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • aetherally Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    Let me clarify. It was the MBP user guide not a guide for the OS. This is why I added the comment about trying to purchase Lion with cash. I don't necessarily agree with Apple's policies and practices. Neither do I find myself jealous of Ferrari owners, if that makes sense. If they can do it, it does mean that I can. If Apple found a way to skirt tax laws, are they any different from the rest of the human (and u.s.) population that tries to out think each other? I'm not mad. Or jealous. I try to seperate my concerns from things that I can change. I'm scripting after only three years of computer exposure, and absolutely no training. Because I can change me better by not worrying about things I don't have the ability to change. I'm seeing a lot of small glitches with Mavericks, but my computer, my CS6 package and my massive itunes library (about a terabyte) all run much quicker. Complaints. Yes. But I wish I was recieving notifications about how I can improve my system. Positive thinking goes a long way. Thanks for reading.

  • lyndafromfl Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2014 10:57 AM (in response to petermac87)

    Good one, Pete!

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