New Guy Here

Discussion in 'iMac' started by billmister, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. billmister macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone! I've been reading on the forum for over 5 months now and finally decided to join.

    I used to own a PC. I went to school for computer tech support, and used to like fixing computers, installing softwares, and updating anything on the Windows platform.

    One day i got a pretty big bonus at work so i had heard so many things about the mac i decided, why not? At the time i had never touched a mac. All i knew was that it wasn't windows and looks cool but not that many things were compatible with it.

    Anyway without knowing anything about the mac, i purchased a 17 inch imac. 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. With tiger version 10.4.10 on it.

    So i get home and i notice that all i had to do was take the screen out of the box, plug in the mouse and keyboard and that was it.... ???? THAT"S IT????
    Then i took me thru some easy questions and before you know it i was already on my desktop. No uninstalling of 3rd party softwares, drivers, etc..

    That was it?.. I was amazed. Anyway i started playing with it, and didn't find where i can creat shortcuts, and ... well to make it short, it wasn't windows and i had a hard time adapting and making it like windows. Renaming music to "my music" etc... I was a little upset and didn't know anything about the mac. My girfriend told me to just take time i will love it.

    anyway i played with the games and plaid a little, and after 1 full day... I LOVED THE MAC. It's different in it's own special way. I love my mac and will never look back into all the freezing and drivers uninstalling added programs, etc...

    Although i still am adapting very well to the Os, MacRumors has helped a lot in answering them by me using the search function. Thanks

    Clark
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
     
  3. MAW macrumors regular

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    congrats!!

    glad to hear your switch has been pleasant.

    the imacs are really great machines for the price, IMO, and can't wait to get mine!!:)
     
  4. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    Welcome! I we all love to see new members of the community, especially switchers.
     

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