Just bought iMac. Now what!???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by justASK, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. justASK macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    I placed an order yesterday for a 24" iMac, and now have to painfully wait about a week for it to arrive...

    Please can you post suggestions that will help the time go faster and also anything I can do to prepare myself for the change from PC to Mac?

    Thanks in advance.
    ...Hmm, maybe I will freeze myself and thaw out in just over a week...
  2. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/ <-- check these video tutorials if you havent yet :cool:
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
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  4. Wayne s macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    I would use the week of waiting to do some extra exercise to lose a few pounds (not that I am saying you are over weight) because when your Mac arrives you will, if you are like me, be spending more time sitting down, not wanting to turn it off, and doing little else for a few weeks.

    Had my iMac for nearly a year now,best thing I ever purchased, enjoy.
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Head over to a mac store and just get yourself aquatinted some more over there.
  6. Desamell Guest

    Aug 24, 2008
    Buy a external hard drive and copy all your files from your PC over to it so you can put it onto your Mac.
  7. snowmaan macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sydney Australia

    Mate, that's the funniest thing I read
    This morning I and a colleague from work, both ordered the 24" iMac with 4gb ram, wireless kb and mouse and a 500gb HDD

    We now have to wait a week, and I am finding it hard to concentrate I must say

    I have done the following, all since this morning: :cool:
    - Bought it
    - Convinced myself it was a great idea
    - Discovered I paid $2,500 for my PC 14 months ago, and will get about $300 on ebay for it now
    - Viewed all the apple.com.au site video tutorials
    - Halfway through copying all my data onto a usb HDD and deleting all the rubbish
    - Deleting things that say things like "PC drivers, setup files, fixes, patches, etc, etc"
    - Just joined this forum as I am looking for a good knowledge source and share ideas etc
    - We went to the apple store in Sydney, and spoke to about 4 people for about 2 hours
    - Enrolled for a workshop
    - Told the wife reason number 346 why buying an iMac is a great idea
    - Reminded her that yes, the deal where she gets new floorboards for the house still stands


    Great thread here too, it is a serious question.
    I have been a PC man for so many long years, that I finally came through and got converted, I can't wai, and really want to learn 10x what I know now, so that when I finally get it, I get the most out of it immediately, instead of having to figure basic things out

    Keep the comments and suggestions coming everyone, I'm sure many who dont post, read what comes up here.
  8. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    Nice to see new "souls" switching to the better side every day :)
    Its so refreshing getting rid off those old legacy junk from the PC side.
    I'v used over 15 years mainly Windows and Linux and now had my iMac for 6 months...this has been the best OS experience i'v every experienced. Cool thing it also contains the hardcore unix side if needed..i'v been very happy camper. OS X is the best OS by far! :cool:

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