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#1 a.h.h.10

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:32 PM

Hi.

 

I'm a Windows user. I only have very little experiences with Macs.

 

Lately I've been considering taking some classes to learn how to use one. I didn't know if any of the online ones are good or if doing the workshop at an Apple Retail Store was better.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:04 AM

I'd recommend the Apple store because you can ask questions. It was very helpful when we switched from the Win system. Pick a weekday & time when the 9-5ers are working so it's not so crowded, & take notes - they give lots of info. 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

I'd recommend the Apple store because you can ask questions. It was very helpful when we switched from the Win system. Pick a weekday & time when the 9-5ers are working so it's not so crowded, & take notes - they give lots of info. 

 

For the Apple Store, do you have to already have purchased a Mac to take the workshop? Do they teach if you simply want to increase your computer skills but not buy one?



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

No one ever asked me if I had bought a machine. As far as I know, you just sign up for whatever classes you want, then go. Unlikely they would turn away a potential buyer who wants to learn about one of their products. Just sign up & go, & don't hesitate to ask questions because you'll be with other people who want to learn too. 


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

No one ever asked me if I had bought a machine. As far as I know, you just sign up for whatever classes you want, then go. Unlikely they would turn away a potential buyer who wants to learn about one of their products. Just sign up & go, & don't hesitate to ask questions because you'll be with other people who want to learn too. 

 

That's good. Thank you!



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

They generally have Macs there that you can use, but you can certainly bring your own.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:01 PM

Interestingly, one must purchase a Mac to sign up for their One to One personal training program. You can get around this by finding someone who is buying a Mac and partnering with them … just register it under your name.


Edited by GoCatGo, 25 February 2015 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:04 PM

Interestingly, one must purchase a Mac to sign up for their One to One personal training program. You can get around this by finding someone who is buying a Mac and partnering with them … just register it under your name.

 

I was going to do a workshop with discover your Mac. Will I need to purchase one? I hadn't intended on doing that.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:20 PM

The workshops are free, but very general, high-altitude in nature. Fine place to start, though.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:54 PM

Lynda.com offers a variery of general computing and OS specific classes, including intorductory to intermediate classes on how to use macs. They offer a free ten day trial, monthly and yearly subscription plans, and you, as a guest can even preview the classes before signing up. No, this is not an advertisment, I am a Lynda.com subscriber and I find the content to be top notch. hope this adds another dimension to your RFO. Best wishes.



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

Agreed, h8zgray … Lynda.com is swell. It's not free, but pretty affordable … and the trial is a pretty generous free intro (it varies from seven to ten days).



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:54 PM

Does Lynda.com allow one to ask questions?


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