View Full Version : New to the MacWorld

Aug 21, 2002, 09:37 PM
I reciently bought an iMac G4 for work (a school) and instantly fell in love. I've only used it for about two weeks but already am falling in love with it's stability.

I've been a network administrator for some time now and I currently administer a 200 PC and 1 Mac network. Hopefully the latter number will grow somewhat. It's quite odd to be a "newbie" with a computer. I once booted into OS9 and it took me some time to find the way out, I was thinking all along how silly it was.

It's odd to look for the logical place for things. Like in AppleWorks it took me forever to find the "Page setup". In windows it has always been under "file", but if you stop and think about it...why is it under "file"? You aren't changing the file format when you change your margins.

I can say all future purchases from my school will be Macintosh. ;)

Hey, by the way are there any tips or tricks I should know about?


Aug 21, 2002, 09:56 PM
Congrats on your switch! Mac OS X is pretty awesome.

Overall, I find the itunes/iphoto/imovie combo pretty killer...

Of the top of my head, I'd say get BBEdit Lite (http://www.bbedit.com/) (free text editor).


Aug 22, 2002, 06:06 AM
well done on switching and welcome to a virus free heaven

Aug 22, 2002, 04:19 PM
Now, write on the blackboard 100 times:

"My Mac will not perform an illegal operation"

Welcome to the fold!


Aug 22, 2002, 07:45 PM

Hope everything goes smoothly. :)