Hello all, So I have had my 15" rMBP for about two weeks now. I purchased the late 2013 model off the refurbished store for $1,300 (approx). I pretty much use this computer as my general purpose everything, as it is now my sole computer I own and I no longer have my windows desktop anymore. I'm not entirely new to Macs, I did use a MacBook Pro back in 2008 with my ex lots of the time, but it was not my main machine... I've always had a custom windows 7 desktop and a cheap laptop to compliment it, but I got tired of having a big desktop. I got tired of all the wires everywhere and the space it took up, plus I don't really game anymore.. it's all on console now. Anyways, I love this computer. The screen is absolutely amazing and crisp, and I'm loving the performance and quality of the machine, but I'm having some growing pains with OS X and would just like to have some really stupid questions answered 1. I think my single biggest gripe I'm having with OS X right now is the Finder and navigating through it, particularly when viewing photos, back on Windows 7, I found it so much easier and straight forward viewing photos and pictures in Windows explorer, the other night I was going through hundreds and hundreds of old family photos and I had the hardest time just finding a way to view them easily. The folder has no thumbnail preview options, and when I open the folder, I just cannot simply click on a photo and open it, then press an arrow to move to the next photo. I have to drag and select them all and open them up in some drawer style and sometimes it doesn't even get all of them. I know Macs primarily used iPhoto for viewing this stuff but it seems to be gone now, or at least replaced with Photos like on the iPhone. Should I be storing my photos there? It seems like it makes a copy of them or something when it does that. I don't know where the raw files are stored when it stores them in photo, or if it just keeps them in the original place? 2. Office software, Back on Windows I used Microsoft office, obviously this isn't readily available on a Mac. Now I notice that Numbers, Pages, can open these files. Sometimes they don't look correctly formatted. While I am thankful for having this software, for the sake of versatility and compatibility I would probably like to keep the formats in Microsoft office style... I did download OpenOffice as a alternative right now and it seems to be working okay, but how would I go about managing office software easier? Can you get Microsoft office suite for OS X still or is there some way to use Numbers and Pages for this? What's the easiest way for word processing and spreadsheets? 3. What is the difference between Notes and TextEdit? Is TextEdit like Notepad? 4. iTunes has changed quite a bit since I last used it.. I notice now it shows all of my downloaded content on iTunes which is a fair amount of movies and TV shows, and music. Can you now stream this content without downloading it? is it free? If so that would be pretty awesome with the space it saves. Only problem is it has a bunch of songs I've purchased in the past and my ex on my iTunes account back in the day that I would just never be interested in listening to. I'm wondering if there is someway to remove this and only store local music I've saved to my Mac instead of streaming, or even a combination of the two. 5. iCloud and syncing with iPhone.. this is a nice surprise that it syncs my bookmarks, contacts, calendar, notes, and reminders.. but I don't want my Mac to get any messages or phone calls from my iPhone. I kind of just want to keep the phone and text aspect separated. How do I go about doing this? 6. What exactly is iCloud drive and how does it work with your iPhone? I have it disabled. 7. Is there any maintenance type programs I should consider downloading for upkeeping my Mac and keeping it fast and smooth? Sorry, I know these are lots of questions that can just simply be googled, which I have, for some reason I just can't comprehend the results I find in google search, I always seem to understand it better coming from people that use the same product in their own words. If someone wants to take the time to answer one or more of these questions it would help a lot. This is a wonderful product, but a little overwhelming for a guy that has been stuck on Windows for over a decade. I want to keep it and not get scared and take it back and revert back to the land of trying to find a gem of a windows laptop.. which I know doesn't really exist.