Format and Install

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  1. SolidSnake macrumors regular

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    I'm getting a mac pretty soon and i'm gathering all materials to switch from windows and i've searched on google alot and i don't see anything on formating the disk and reinstalling. please post guides and your articles. thanks!
     
  2. Sic macrumors 6502

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    make sure install dvd is in the drive

    switch computer on, holding "c"

    follow install instructions.

    enjoy
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You won't find much on reformatting and reinstalling OSX because it's rarely necessary or even advisable.

    That's why you're buying a Mac, remember? ;)
     
  4. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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    guess i never thought about it like that, well thanks! install sounds simple enough
     
  5. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    it couldn't be simpler. Forget XP, welcome in the Mac world... :D ;)
     
  6. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea. i was just trying to make sure because on xp you have to boot on the cd and format for a clean install and then restart and then install.. i can't wait to switch... just a couple of days.
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I've said it once and I'll say it again.
    I love the enthusiasm from hearing someone switch. Never get tired of it.

    90% of the install is putting the DVD in the slot.
     
  8. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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    so i don't make another thread, does mac come pre cleartype, in other words is the fonts automaticly cleartype when you first start os x tiger?
    ps: trust me i love the enthusiasm too! i thank you all.
     
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  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Cleartype is MS' term for anti-aliasing, correct? Yes, MacOS X does anti-aliasing / smoothing of fonts automatically. You can adjust it to your liking, somewhat, in System Preferences -> Appearance. It sounds like you like it, so you're in good stead. If you *don't* want smoothing at all, that's a little trickier, because OS X doesn't offer the option to turn it off completely, out of the box.
     
  11. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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    no i do want it this is why i urged its importance. thanks for the information!
     
  12. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Any reason you don't want this?:confused:
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No, no, sorry, that's my mistake. I wasn't clear. Some people don't like font smoothing. I think because they aren't used to it, and it looks strange coming from a version of Windows that doesn't use it. It seemed strange to me when I first saw it on Linux too. And also when I first got my iBook. But you get used to it, and after a while, it begins to seem nice, and fancy, and not having it seems to be a drag. There was a post recently complaining about it, and there are ways to get rid of it, but I think it's not worth it to do so.

    The original poster, though, was asking to make sure that he/she didn't have to do anything extra to get font smoothing. You don't. It's there built in. :)
     
  14. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehe, any time. And nice screen name, btw. I love the fact that Solid Snake is back, baby. :) It's so Solid. :D
     
  16. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Antialiasing pixels to increase the perceived resolution of your monitor was invented, patented, and used by Apple for the Apple ][ computer. There are some Microsoft fanboys who argue until they are blue in the face that ClearType is a Microsoft invention because it is a color technology whereas Apple's patented antialiasing technique was monochrome. The bottomline is that MacOS X provides antialiasing of fonts in the Appearance preference pane. Apple calls it font smoothing.
     
  17. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for clearing that up. :)
     

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