just got my first mac

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  1. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    so does anyone know about anything like programs i would like or hsould know about seeing as im completly new to macs id like to know what you guys use
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Kind of depends on what you want to DO with the new computer. Are you a photographer? If so I can recommend a few things depending on your interrests and which mac you have.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Welcome! Start by reading the MR Mac Beginner's Guide:

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner's_Guide

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  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  5. fsckminix6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the quick replies guys ill check out this guide you speak off thanks
     
  6. *GG* macrumors regular

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    Step 1: Look at your dock (the bit at the bottom of the screen) and play about - opening them up and seeing what they do - explore. The important thing to remember is you won't break anything by doing that.

    I was new to Macs a year and half ago - I thought "I have no idea what I want it to do", and was scared of Garageband, iMovie etc. Now I use all the iLife apps and can't think of life without them.

    What Mac did you get out of nosey interest?
     
  7. fsckminix6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i got an ibook g4 second hand im coming from alot of pc use i game almost all day and go to school at night so i can do most things with computers but like macs are all new to me im not used to it working right the first time you know
     
  8. madog macrumors 65816

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    With Boocamp you can install your copy of XP [assuming its SP2] and play your old games laying around. If they are new PC games, you might not be able to play them at full video settings but they will still run great.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Not on an iBook G4. Not at all.

    Boot Camp is (for obvious reasons) only for Intel-Macs.
     
  10. coorspate macrumors regular

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    toast is a must have for any mac. btw welcome to the mac side!:)
     
  11. d wade macrumors 65816

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    the no virus/spyware/restart thing sold me
     
  12. annk Administrator

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    Congrats, and welcome! :)
     

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