New to Apple

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kapali, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2012
    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
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011

    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.
  3. macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    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.

    MacRumors Forums - Search Results-2.png

    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    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...
  5. macrumors 68040


    May 10, 2010
    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

    Never used it myself but it might give some input; also inside the related articles.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
  7. macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    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.:D
  8. macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2012
    In front of my Mac
    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 :D:apple:

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