New Mac user specific pointers please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IamGov, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. IamGov macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2009
    Can someone direct to me the proper sites or where to find specifics on the transfer from Windows to Mac. I have only been able to understand the basics that are on the Apple website. I am sure there is a lot more that I can do with this advice. Thanks in advance.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I'm not really understanding your question - is the information on Apple's site about migrating from Windows lacking in some way? If so, how? Is there something specific you'd like to do that you didn't see addressed?
  3. KeriJane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Hi Iamguv

    Welcome to the Forum!

    By "Transfer", do you mean transferring files, folders, e-mail, etc.?

    Or do you mean learning how to use a Mac effectively?

    You may want to turn 2-button mouse "ON" in system preferences if it isn't already. This enables right-clicking. Speaking of right-clicking, the single-button Mighty Mouse can be right clicked by lifting your left finger from the mouse (there's a left-finger sensor). This simple setting helped me transition.

    The Apple icon in the upper left corner is used for sleep, shutdown, logout, restart and other system related tasks.

    Normally instead of the Start button, you will use either the Dock or Finder.

    You'll probably get used to it quickly. In the end most Mac users find OSX easier to use than Windows or at least like it better.

    Have Fun
    Good Luck,

    ?"elg?oorM" si htraE no tahW
  4. Cboss macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2008
    I think that mroogle stands for "MacRumors Google". It's a good place to search for anything on MacRumors, because MacRumors' built-in search doesn't usually work very well.

    To answer the IamGov's question: I would recommend using MRoogle to search for any questions you might have. Over the years I'm pretty sure that any question that can be asked HAS been asked here.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Click on the link and you'll find out.
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Get the "Dummies" book for your OS. That's a good place to start.
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    David Pogue's "Switching to the Mac; the Missing Manual" is an excellent choice for a windows user switching to the Mac.
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Seconded, I bought that, it helped more than the 'how to use your Mac' type guide, because it related the Windows equivalent to OSX.

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