Switcher Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by flahiker, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. flahiker macrumors member

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    Last week I bought a brand spankin new ibook with superdrive. Now This was a leap of faith, since the last Mac I used was back in college ~ 1991. Does anyone have any links / suggestions for a windows user switching to OSX?
     
  2. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Here's a starting point:

    http://www.apple.com/switch/

    Welcome. Glad to hear you've finally gotten your iBook. How do you like it so far?
     
  3. flahiker thread starter macrumors member

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    It was mail order. :( UPS will deliver it this afternoon. I am a little nervous cause I really know very little about it. I do know Linux and Unix commands / structure.
     
  4. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Relax, you will feel at home quickly. OS X is a great operating system, and the iBook is a sweet little computer. I know a half-dozen folks who have switched, most of them with consumer level computer knowledge, and it has been a piece of cake for all of them.
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    What is it you are looking to do with your iBook? Did you order any applications to go with it?

    It's a great machine - I'm sure you'll be happy with it, and learning OS X is fairly simple and intuitive. The key, I think, is just take your time and play with the interface, experiment. Don't worry about jumping into Terminal with your Unix background - it generally isn't necessary.
     
  6. flahiker thread starter macrumors member

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    It Is Here!

    Well, It is here! I am typing this on my shiny new ibook wirelesly. It found the routers with no problem. Now I have to spend a day figuring out how to use it.

    All I can say is it looks and feels great. It is way more responsive than XP on my 1.4 Ghz athalon machine. Battery life is great. 4+ hours so far. I realize I have not done serious computing yet, but this better than my compaq ever got. :D
     
  7. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    id definatly reccomend buying "mac os x: the missing manual". its a great book and recource for both long time users and switchers like us. I havent even got my powerbook yet, but after reading it, I feel comftorble in the os x enviroment, knowing how to do pretty much everything i know how to do on windows.
     

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