I am looking for pointers to information that's likely already here on Applevis or elsewhere on the net.
I'm a Windows person but I've wanted to learn the Mac for a while. I've played with the voiceover tutorial on a lab computer but that's about it. I am a very experienced iDEVICE user.
I know how to access all the great Getting Started resources here, I know about the NBP books, but I don't have a Mac of my own. So some of the tutorials on things like reading mail, accessing iTunes or keeping a calendar are not relevant for me. I am active on bookshare though and am happy to read anything recommended here.
I work at a college , where there are a ton of spare Macs around. In fact, I just found something in our storeroom yesterday that everyone told me was "just a monitor" but looking at the connections, I'm pretty sure there's an entire Mac inside.
On Wikipedia there are pictures of the different Mac models and their vintages, but that doesn't help me much. If I am using a Mac borrowed from our storeroom, in a computer lab or at someone's desk, how do I know:
* What kind of Mac it is and what vintage it is
* What operating system is running and how/if it can be upgraded?
* Limitations I should be aware of if it's an older Mac.
* If it is OK to use my Bluetooth Braille display or keyboard without messing up the system for the next sighted user?
* If it boots in to Windows what to do to get back to the Mac operating system.
Most of the tutorials assume you have your own Mac. I'm doing this learning piecemeal on whatever Mac I happen to have access to at any given free moment.
Sadly, I work just two miles away from the Apple main campus, yet I know next to nothing about Macs. So I've made it my goal this summer to stop being so ignorant.