Finally switched!

Dybbuk

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After lurking here for years, two of which I didn't even have a computer, I finally got to make the switch! I am typing this from my new 2.16 Macbook. :)

I am experiencing growing pains and having a hard time getting the hang of the OS, but I hope it will come with time.
 

Mxsix

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Just explore OS X and get familiar with day to day tasks. Don't be afraid to ask questions now. ;)

Congrats on the new purchase!
 

66217

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Congrats!:)


Don't worry, it takes time to get used to OS X. I needed about 1 month to get used to it. And 2 months to become a mac-fan-to-death:p

I remember saying to myself back when I had just bought my Mac: "Roco, you have just made a BIG mistake buying this computer, you have just wasted $1500". But now things are different, it's like a never ending honeymoon.
 

Dybbuk

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Sorry, I don't own digital camera. It was hard enough to get the money for this. Maybe sometime soon!

I wanted to get Wireless MM, but they were out of stock. Evidently it eats batteries like crazy and I should get the corded one instead?
 

WillJS

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Wow! Congraddddulationsss! :D You will love this hardware to death, as it will last you for a very long time. OS X is sooo easy to use if you ASK QUESTIONS about things you don't understand. Remember to search, but if something is really eating at you and you don't find a satisfactory search answer, ask us. ;) When I switched, MR was so awesome in helping me, I learned the OS in maybe 10 days. :)
 

Dybbuk

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My Superdrive is making terrifyingly loud mechanical noises when I put a CD in. Is this normal?
 

iTeen

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Sorry, I don't own digital camera. It was hard enough to get the money for this. Maybe sometime soon!

I wanted to get Wireless MM, but they were out of stock. Evidently it eats batteries like crazy and I should get the corded one instead?
my mouse batteries last a few months at least...get the wireless:)
 

Dybbuk

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Is there a good list of software that beginning Mac users should get?
 

steve31

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congrats you will love mac os but it takes a little time to figure it out. When I first got my mac I was not sure I liked it at first but I gave it a week and read a good help book. After that I was HOOKED and will never go back to windows. These forums are a great learning tool. enjoy.:D;)
 

CalBoy

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I wanted to get Wireless MM, but they were out of stock. Evidently it eats batteries like crazy and I should get the corded one instead?
If you travel frequently with your macbook, and want good battery life, go with a standard USB mouse. Bluetooth is a real battery killer, and although it frees up a port and avoids the mess of wires, it isn't worth it if you're constantly going somewhere with your macbook. If you're sitting at a desk for most of your computing, the BT mouse makes a bit more sense. Nonetheless, I still find BT mice to be a waste for me because the cord on my mouse doesn't bother me. It really is a toss-up. Since you said that you're a little low on funds, maybe you shouldn't get a BT mouse at this time, and get one in a little while. You can get a really good USB mouse for about $10 at places like FRYS, while a similar BT mouse will cost you at least $30, plus batteries. Just my two cents.
 

Dybbuk

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Dear DIGITAL,

Thank you for your post. Also, I refuse to acknowledge numbers as letters. I hope you do not take offense. ;)

Dear Calboy,

I am low on funds but I am working and living at home so I have little expenses, so funds replenish quickly. I will be giving serious thought to BT Vs. Corded. Also, I don't take the Macbook with me that much; I bought it simply because I wanted the option to do so.
 

D1G1T4L

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Dear DIGITAL,

Thank you for your post. Also, I refuse to acknowledge numbers as letters. I hope you do not take offense. ;)

Dear Calboy,

I am low on funds but I am working and living at home so I have little expenses, so funds replenish quickly. I will be giving serious thought to BT Vs. Corded. Also, I don't take the Macbook with me that much; I bought it simply because I wanted the option to do so.
No problem Deuz :p I take no offense at all. Good luck and I'm sure you will love your new Macbook!
 

Dybbuk

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Already, I am starting to get that, "Oh, so this is why it works better ... I get it now!" sort of revelation. It's really awesome. :)

Also, the Mac community might be the most absurdly kind one ever.