New Bee Needs Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MSFT2MAC, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. MSFT2MAC macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
    I am very Excited to get my new iMAC, now the problem is my PC mentality:(.
    Friends , being new to MAC, pardon my ignorance.
    How do I ....
    Find the Processes ( as in PC u can find under Task manager ) .
    How do I set permission level on a file or a folder.
    Does the MAC OS has programme like Paint ( in PC ) ?.
    How do i get to the Command Prompt ( like cmd.exe in PC ).

    I would really appreciate any help ...

    btw, I got this great deal on my iMAC, 899.00 on 20"/250HD/1Gig/128 Meg/Tiger OS
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Find Processes - Use Activity monitor, found in Applications/Utilities
    Set Permissions - Highlight a file, then use Get Info (Apple + I)
    Command Prompt - Use the Terminal application
  3. MSFT2MAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Welcome to Mac. :)

    For processes, go to Activity Monitor in your Utilities folder (which is in the Applications folder).

    You can designate permissions to a file or folder my selecting said file/folder, hitting cmd+i on your keyboard, and altering the settings under "sharing and permissions" at the bottom (you can also make it read only by selecting the "lock" checkbox).

    Sorry, no program like paint, but I'm sure there's one you can download somewhere.

    The command prompt in OS X in called "" and it is in the Utilities folder as well. Keep in mind, however, that this is a UNIX command prompt, so the DOS commands you use in Window's cmd.exe will not work (nor should you attempt to use them).

    PS - It's "mac" - MAC stands for Media Access Control

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