I have never used a Mac but I'm a windows power user.
It's time for me to learn the Mac and I plan to start with all the great information on this site. I can read it with my iPHONE or Windows laptop while I play with the mac, and I know there are other voiceover tutorials online as well.
But I don't want to buy a Mac, yet. I work for a college with about ten different computer labs that have iMacs. But I know the first step will be to log in, because that's how it works for the Windows computers in our labs. The Windows 7 computers join our campus domain first before they can access anything but the login screen.
Can I press Command-F5 and get voiceover and do the tutorial on a lab computer, or will I need sighted help to log in to the campus network first? Some of them run Windows too, so how will I know if it's running Windows and I need to switch to the MAC OS?
How will I know what version of the operating system is running, and will it matter for a beginner?
And what should I do if I get voiceover but am not asked if I want to go through the tutorial first? I know the sighted people in our labs don't even know what VoiceOver is!
What things should I try doing first, and what other tips do you have for approaching learning voiceover and the mac on a computer in a library or campus lab. Where is the headphone jack on an iMAC?
Many of the other tutorials assume the learner owns the Mac on which they are learning. I am looking for tips specifically for those just using the mac temporarily.
Thanks for your time, and I hope your answers can help others who read this post.