Getting iMac on Christmas...any tips?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Duckit, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Duckit macrumors regular

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    I will be opening up a 27" iMac on Christmas! This will be my first apple computer and I am really excited! I was just wondering if any of you guys have any tips about the care of the computer?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    This could help:

    Just enjoy the new experience, and don't forget to apply the ways Windows is used to accomplish the same tasks in Mac OS X.
    Also have a look at the Keyboard Shortcuts (included in the guide GGJstudios put together) to learn the differences between Windows and Mac OS X shortcuts. Normally the CONTROL key is now replaced with the COMMAND key.
     
  3. Duckit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thank you! :)
     
  4. lali macrumors regular

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    Hi
    it is possible you will not like it at first. Give it a couple of weeks, and more than likely you will never go back. Suggest you purchase iLife, it is really part of the mac experience.
    Enjoy!
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    iLife is free with every Mac.
     
  6. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. When I got my first Mac in 2007, it took some time to get used to, but now I'm on my third Mac.

    iLife will come installed not the computer, so there is no need to purchase it separately.
     
  7. bobright macrumors 601

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    I am in the same boat what is iLife?
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband.
     
  9. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    You may miss the USB 3.0...I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.:confused:
     
  10. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Not everyone is a power user and needs USB 3.0.

    I know I haven't used a USB port in years other than syncing my iPad/iPhone .
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Enjoy your iMac. It'll probably take you a week or so to unlearn Windows but after that you'll probably never want to work on a Windows PC again.

    Oh yea, ask for a Time Machine for next Christmas.
     
  12. Chisholm macrumors regular

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    If you feel the need to unhinge your jaw, you're doing something wrong.
     
  13. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    I use my USB for the same things...but if he has an HD Video camera will be faster going via USB 3.0...:rolleyes:
     
  14. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    that's only true if his HD cam accepts the USB 3.0 protocol
     
  15. Duckit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do not have a need for USB 3.0 yet. I use my iPhone to take video. Anyway are there any uses for the thunderbolt ports yet? I know that there is the thunderbolt display but anything else?
     
  16. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbolt storage?
     
  17. Duckit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh yeah i forgot about that! That should make backing up really fast! :p
     
  18. alksion macrumors 68000

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    And really expensive, for now..
     
  19. lantree macrumors member

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    I was in the same boat, first two weeks where hard at times. After six months of being a mac user there is no way i would go back. Just take your time with it and everything will be fine.
     
  20. Duckit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I opened the iMac this morning and I am absolutely loving it! I do not think that i will ever go back to a PC. This computer runs like a dream!
     
  21. simsaladimbamba

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    Really?
    Most consumer HD camcorders use SD cards to store the footage. These cards hardly exceed the real word USB 2.0 speeds (35 MB/s) during reading or writing processes, as consumer HD camcorders don't need such a high bitrate (maybe 35 Mbit/s, but that is a bit more than 4 MB/s).
     

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