Ordering tomorrow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by critter, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. critter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006
    Waterdown ON Canada
    Have never even touched a Mac but am going to order an iMac 20 w/ 2gig ram and 256 video tomorrow.
    It has taken me a few months to talk the wife into it, (I don't care, do what you want is good enough for me :) .
    This forum has been the major reason for my switching, I've been lurking for a long time and have be really impressed with community.
    Have been PCing it for over 20 years.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Welcome! You'll enjoy that iMac when you get it...

    And if not, we'll be here to help!

  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    congrats, you're going to love it!! And we'll be happy to help with any questions. :)
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    You've got a very exciting and productive ride ahead of you. Best of luck with your purchase!
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome....

    First thing's first, when you get your iMac and it's all set up and running go to the Apple menu (top left corner) and click on Software Update. Let it run and make sure you download all the updates - there could be quite a few - to make sure your OS and all the Apple applications are fully up to date.

    If you have any software you've already purchased eg Microsoft Office:mac or Adobe CS2 etc, install them and run their update programs so they are running the most recent versions.

    Then you can go nuts importing all your files and media and stuff, mess around with Front Row and all the nifty OS stuff like exposé.

    Make sure you put this site into your bookmarks.
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    To continue Chundles' reference to the intro screen (you'll get it when you first start setting up the new Mac): ようこそ...

    Welcome, and you should have a great time. A lifelong hardcore Windows user where I work bought a 17" iMac over the weekend, and he's apparently already enjoying it, and that's not an experience he's generally had relative to computers while I've worked with him.

    But, of course, as said, when something DOESN'T work, that's why there are helpful folks like us willing to donate time and talent to make your Mac experience a good one.

    Keep us posted on how it goes, good or bad.
  7. alucard macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2006
    Hurricane Alley (Florida)
    I am new to the Mac myself. I have been a PC person for over a decade and I love my iMac and OSX. Very easy to learn and a lot of great programs for it. Maybe not exactly what you were used to using a PC but i've found out that there isn't much you can't do with this awesome computer. a couple things that took me a little getting used to that may help you out since you have been using a PC for many years:

    1. No drive letters! Took some getting used to but when i go back to work in the mornings i am trying to find the Macintosh HD :D
    2. To install or uninstall a program all you do is copy or delete the folder or file. No add/remove programs. This was the hardest part for me since i was trying to find out how to make sure everything was gone. It seemed a little to magical for me but that's how it works.

    Now i'm wondering when Bill and the rest of the PC sofftware makers will catch on to this. :D
  8. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Well, I was referring to "Cabaret" but nice pick up.
  9. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Whoops. Given the multilingual "Welcome" movie, and that your three languages are among the first to appear, I assumed incorrectly. Hey, two references in one! (I'd have quoted the Chinese and Korean welcomes too, but I don't know either of those languages.)
  10. ScarletRed macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2006
    Right here
    English: Welcome!
    Korean: 안녕하세요! (Anyounghaseyo!) [Can also mean "Hello"]
    Japanese: 歓迎 (Youkoso!)
    Chinese: 欢迎

    I'm no translator so don't yell at me if any of the above are wrong.

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