My first mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by myretrocareer, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. myretrocareer macrumors newbie

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    On tuesday i purchased the brand new mac book. I have used macs before and i understand a lot about them. i just wanted a few pointers on the most efficient way of setting it up and how to make it run the best. i was also curious about just little things that most first time mac users might not know about. just the cool little extras that come along with owning a mac is what i'm getting at. thanks.
     
  2. firstapple macrumors 6502a

    firstapple

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    Welcome to the world of macs! If you do a quick search in the forums you will find many threads like this. I will even take some time to find some threads and post them here in a few minutes...

    For now, start here:

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner%27s_Guide

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/


    Threads here in MacRumors:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=583555

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=557034

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=453307
     
  3. O. Frabjous-Dey macrumors regular

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    Hey, welcome.

    There isn't too much to tweak out of the box. Go through each pane in your System Preferences to customize your personal experience. It's not like XP though where you'll want to disable a bunch of the core services or startup items - the default install is pretty smooth, and customized to your hardware to boot.
     
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    Canada
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    check out This thread and you might find some info you like. I put together that thread for new mac owners, to answer basic questions that seem to pop up repeatedly in these forums.
     

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