new to mac

iDennis1994

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Oct 25, 2015
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Hello.

In 2 days, my secondhand macbook pro is coming in, and i have never used a apple product before. I have always used windows ( and still will be ). Is it really hard to understand a mac? or iOS? I will be using the macbook pro basicly, for just facebook, youtube, and some browser games. I got my high end gaming pc for intense gaming. :)
 

Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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It's very similar to a PC.
They just call it finder instead of explorer and you can't get any viruses.
That's about it.
 

jhsonderb

macrumors newbie
Oct 22, 2015
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Hello.

In 2 days, my secondhand macbook pro is coming in, and i have never used a apple product before. I have always used windows ( and still will be ). Is it really hard to understand a mac? or iOS? I will be using the macbook pro basicly, for just facebook, youtube, and some browser games. I got my high end gaming pc for intense gaming. :)
I changed to the Mac system(s) years ago and it was one of the best decisions that I have made in my life. I have no complaints lodged against Windows based products because I haven't used them in 15 years. Perhaps Windows is now great but I changed to Apple products and have never had a reason to look back. I hope you spend a little time getting to know the OSX and IOS software. My aged mother, uncles, aunts, friends, cousins, etc. don't regret changing to Apple products either. I support them all and it has not been a burden. Enjoy your MAC!
 

DFWHD

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Aug 6, 2011
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I converted the family to Macs back in 2012 when two of our windows systems died within weeks of each other and Wibows 8 was launching. At that time the wife could not stand Win 8, but also went kicking and screaming to Mac based on what others had told her about macs (Windows enthusiasts), but quickly noticed how great the Mac platform is. Now she would never consider going back to Windows at home. The other difference you will notice is the difference in how the delete key works.
 

canuckRus

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May 18, 2014
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Hello.

In 2 days, my secondhand macbook pro is coming in, and i have never used a apple product before. I have always used windows ( and still will be ). Is it really hard to understand a mac? or iOS? I will be using the macbook pro basicly, for just facebook, youtube, and some browser games. I got my high end gaming pc for intense gaming. :)
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