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  1. pagartimun macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday officially ordered online for:

    iMac G5
    20-inch widescreen LCD
    2.1GHz PowerPC G5 processor
    512MB memory (533MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
    250GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon X600 XT graphics with 128MB DDR memory
    plus wireless keyboard/mouse

    Said shipping will be in 9 days.

    What can I say, I leaped out of WINDOW...:D

    Anything I should lookout for being first time mac user?

    Thanks
     
  2. amac4me macrumors 65816

    amac4me

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    Congrats

    You have shunned the "Dark Side of the Force" and your reward will be enjoyable computing experience.
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I seem to remember those dressed in White were the Dark Side of the Force. :)
     
  4. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Storm troopers wore white, but the Sith lords seem to be always robed in black.

    Congratulations on that system.
     
  5. Seasought macrumors 65816

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  6. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    I, for one, welcome our new Apple overlords.

    I'm like a little bee caught inside. The WINDOW broke so I was able to fly away. Fly away! Fly to freedom!
     
  7. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    This strange, unbearable desire to right click.
     
  8. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Mac Beginner's Guide :) oh, and congrats. :)
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Be patient. This is learning a new OS and things won't be exactly the same-- if you ever feel frustrated, take a deep breath walk outta the room (or better yet, use Windows ;)) then come back to Mac OS X.

    Ooh!

    When you close a window, you do not quit out of that app.

    To use each app's menu bar, you've got to make sure the menu bar is indeed for the app you're trying to work in. That one got me for a bit. :eek:
     
  10. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Just remember; it is different and you have a lot of bad habits to overcome.
    :D

    I always try to remember that it works intuitively as opposed to Windows.:p
     
  11. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on your new iMac!! I am jealous as hell. The only advice I can give is have fun;)
     
  12. Seasought macrumors 65816

    Seasought

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    I highly recommend this as a reading resource. Specifically articles related to security.
     
  13. pagartimun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Diatribe. Great infor. to keep me busy till my mac arrives...

    :)
     
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    If you have any Questions about the machine or anything else don't be affraid to ask.:)
     
  15. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

    hyperpasta

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    Wikibook

    Check out the wikibook in my sig. It's not done by any stretch, but it might help you at some point. Or not. Give it a couple months and I think the beginner section should be done.
     

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