Getting started with OS X when having nothing but a Windows background

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PraisiX-windows, May 19, 2011.

  1. PraisiX-windows macrumors regular

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    Hey there, I'm going to make the switch to OS X when the MBA 2011 is released.

    However, I have no experience with OS X at all. - I have grown up with Windows and have used nothing but that except some version of Linux when my computer broke down a couple of years ago.

    So, what should I look for? What file formats are there, what do they do?
    What is the equivalent of an .exe file in OS X and is there any compatibility issues or something else I should be aware of?

    What sort of applications would you suggest I'd use when using it for school only, perhaps a bit (or a lot) of programming once I get to that chapter of my education/life? - I'm thinking of software that could improve my productivity?

    Also in-built functions, probably mostly these, that exist in OS X.

    Any help that could help my transition would be greatly appreciated ! :D

    -I heard something about spaces and stuff, don't really know what it is, but that's the thing I'm talking about !
     
  2. PraisiX-windows thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. PraisiX-windows thread starter macrumors regular

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    However, with me not being fully satisfied with that mroogle-thingy I'd like to hear from others.

    - What do you guys do to bump up your productivity?
    - You got any hints for what I could research up on? (Like spaces and whatnot)
    - Got any 3rd party software advice, that you find is really useful?
     
  4. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Learn some command-line unix. It's very different from the regular DOS commands.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you checked that link GGJstudios provided?
    It should answer the second and third questions quite easily.
    The first is more subjective, as everyone has a different approach to productivity, as I for example use 12 Spaces to house my applications (mostly DCC orientated), while others hate Spaces.
     

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