Any tips for new user

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  1. asifnaz macrumors member

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    I am a Linux guy . My girlfriend is a Mac fan and she gifted me a macbook pro a week ago .

    For my suprise it does not have right click . Its a bit strange . Why it is so expensive than same powerful PCs .

    Any tips for a new user like me..?
    thnx
     
  2. 3soteric macrumors member

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    Absolutly loads of info on the site already matey - just use the search function and there will be a hundred other threads asking similar questions.

    You can add the right click in settings or just use a two finger tap on the touchpad to bring up the equivalent of Linux' right click menu.

    Macs are expensive compared to PC's if you look just a t hardware, but then you have build quality, customer service, the Genius Bar, The highquality included software, a top notch OS thats constantly updated, sleek looks etc to factor into the price too.

    You will come round to the Mac way of thinking very quickly - especially if you are from a Linux background, so welcome to the family as it where!


    p.s. where did you find a girlfriend willing to;

    A: give you a computer to spend time on
    B: one who buys you a Macbook Pro?
     
  3. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    Well we both are computer geeks and spend our many of free time experimenting with computers . She has Mac from year 1984

    And I find antique computers from junkyard bring it home and make it work with some ancient Linux distro .
     
  4. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    The magic mouse and the new trackpads allow for right click. Go to system preferences (in the Doc) and enable them there.

    As a relatively new switcher (18 months now) there are plenty of "odd" things about OSX. Overall, the +'s WAY outway the -'s compared to Squishy.

    congrats on the new MP.
    JohnG
     
  5. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

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    Since you are coming from Linux make sure you take advantage of the terminal on mac. It should make you feel a little more at home.
     
  6. cutterman macrumors regular

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    When I started using macs the first thing I did was ditch the Apple mouse and get a Logitech. If you do that dont install the bloated Logitech software- check out Steermouse. It is worth the few $'s.

    As noted above you will likely find the command line binaries very familiar and useful.
     
  7. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    It so cool to have terminal in Mac OS . I am feeling right at home . I am very familiar with Unix like environment . I used to argue with my girlfriend over her choice of being a Mac user .
    But now I feel its very good experience the OS is sleek well polished stable and very user friendly .

    I hope in couple of weeks I will be advising other new users..:)
     
  8. 3soteric macrumors member

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  9. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Also, you might find more interesting information in the Macbook Pro area of the forum. This one is for the Mac Pro.
     

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