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Old Dec 23, 2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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After decades of using Windows I have now moved to Apple- Yes I just got by new MAC Air 11". I am basically into Blogging, using MS Office apps.

I need a basic guide for new users which could virtually guide me verbatim from Windows to Mac! Guidance requested please
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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There are over 300 hours of video tutorials. Did you also purchase the OnetoOne membership with your Mac? If so, schedule a few lessons.

The transition is really not as drastic as you might think. Windows and OS X basically do the same things with different icons.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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After decades of using Windows I have now moved to Apple- Yes I just got by new MAC Air 11". I am basically into Blogging, using MS Office apps.

I need a basic guide for new users which could virtually guide me verbatim from Windows to Mac! Guidance requested please
Hi Congratulations on switching to the Mac, I really hope you enjoy using your new MacBook Air. MacRumors is a great resource and the first bit of advice is to use the search tool, as this question has been asked many times before. It is much quicker to use search to get an answer to a question that is likely to have already been asked, rather than wait for new replies.

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Also look for sticky posts at the top of subforums that Answer questions like this. Also look at the Guides that can be found in Mac Help and Basics

Like the new Mac Users guide

Finally I put together a guide for new Windows to Mac switchers that I did for a friend that can be found here. This guide also includes some typical issues that new switchers have, and how to resolve them.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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After decades of using Windows I have now moved to Apple- Yes I just got by new MAC Air 11". I am basically into Blogging, using MS Office apps.

I need a basic guide for new users which could virtually guide me verbatim from Windows to Mac! Guidance requested please
I just now made a similar switch after 20+ years of being a Windows user...I suggest just using the MBA and googling when you get stuck...within a day or two I was very comfortable with OS X...

Good luck and enjoy...
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Welcome to MR and the wonderful world of Mac OS X ( or vice versa)

Beside what the colleagues before mentioned you might also want to have a look here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4796

Never used it myself but it might give some input; also inside the related articles.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Before I received my Mac, I checked out these videos. They were very helpful..

http://support.apple.com/videos/
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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To the OP congrats on moving to Mac and the 11" I too have an 11" along with a mac mini. Using the Mac OS is easy, if I can do it, anybody can, plus this forum can answer any question that gets thrown at it...its all good.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Welcome to MR and the world of Mac! I also have an 11" Air and I have a 13" Pro as well. Been using Macs for two years and there's no way I want to go back to smelly old Windows now
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