Ive ordered my MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zooburner, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. zooburner macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2007
    Well I've finally ordered a macpro :)

    2 x 2.66
    4 GB
    2 x Superdrive
    Bluetooth edr & Airport
    Wireless Keyboard

    And i have ordered a Viewsonic VP 23'' becuase i think its better than the mac monitor

    Now what I'm looking for is some advice on reading material to get, Anyone reccomend a good OSX manual, and a book that would be usefull for someone going from Pc to Mac ?? :))
  2. skierdude macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2007
    how about read the everything mac instruction manuals that comes with your mac.:) :mad:
  3. KristieMac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2007
    Harrisburg, PA
    I just switched and didn't buy a book. I winged it!

    I can definitely recommend the info here:


    Oh, and instead of ctrl+c to cut and ctrl+v to paste, it's Command+c, Command+v. That drove me nuts for days!!! :)

    Anything else you need to know can be googled or posted in these forums. They're a great help!
  4. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    Congrats for getting a Mac. :) Here's a guide you should look at.
  5. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    i had a friend who taught what he knew...from there, these forums are great

    but read the everything mac books that come with it...they'll set you up well for asking intelliegent questions on these forums
  6. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Wow. I'm a switcher who bought almost the exact same system a few months ago. The only differences are that I only got one Superdrive, and I did not get Airport. Other than that, identical boxes. Similar monitors too (I went with the 24" Dell).

    What helped me most was subscribing to Lynda.com. What I watched:

    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Essential Training (all 12 hours)
    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Beyond the Basics (about half of the 7.75 hours)
    iPhoto 6 Essential Training (all 5.5 hours)
    iMovie HD 6 + iDVD 6 Essential Training (most of all 9.75 hours)

    Tremendously helpful. I watched all 12 hours of the first one before my Mac arrived, so I was ready to hit the ground running when it did.

    It's $25/month, so either plan your time so you can watch it all within the first month, or plan to subscribe for a while. I've been a subscriber for years anyway, so watching the vids was a no-brainer for me.

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