Switched - now what do to?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by New2Mac2, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. New2Mac2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone

    Just got my new ibook (80 gig hd, 1g ram) and I am not sure what to do! I have wireless internet in my house so should I just turn my ibook on and start using it?

    I have never owned a mac before so I am not sure if there are special things to do.

    Should I download updates etc first, then install my programs - mainly office and my ipod. Also, if I have 2 ipods can I use the same itunes for both of them since you usually have to put in the code for the ipod you are using itunes for.

    I'm confused so I would appreciate any help!
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    your mac will detect the wireless internet automatically......the OS will ask you a few questions and stuff about prefs and what not ......you should learn the keyboard shortcuts....i think thats the biggest learning curb with macs...aside from that, enojy! when i got miine, i didnt realyl ask anyone for help, because i loved figuring new stuff out with my mac....but someone like instant gratification...but heres a site with those shortcuts http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html#boot
     
  3. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    No. Macs are a bit different from Wintel-machines. You are supposed to put the iBook on your bookself, and just admire it from a safe distance.

    Seriously: Macs are computers. Use them to do the same things you would do with a Wintel-machine :).

    If you are online, new updates are checked automatically. After the latest updates are installed, install your apps, and start enjoying your new system :)
     
  4. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    yea, I had my G5 for about a year and never really knew any mac owner so I figured stuff out on my own. my distant friend had one and I would ask questions but honestly ask questions is what I recommend because for the 1st 3 months, my PowerMac G5 was a expensive CD/DVD player untill i got programs i wanted on it and learned where stuff was :D
     
  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    Here's what you should do: ENJOY IT!

    It should all just work out of the box and you'll have a nice little welcome movie before you set up your user details.

    If you're really stuck, Apple Support has a Mac 101 guide here

    otherwise this is a really good place to ask questions and pick up useful tips


    congratulations on your new purchase :)
     
  6. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    Programs

    If need for an application to do something particular, www.versiontracker.com can help you find one. Just type in what you want it to do, and you will get a list of programs out there.

    Also, Repair Permissions after installing anything that requires you to input your Admin password (such as OS X updates). http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736
     
  7. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    And MplayerOSX to watch it, since most porn is in DIVX which doesn't play in the default QuickTime. :D
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    How to use multiple iPods with one computer

    Enjoy your Mac. :)
     

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