Newbie to the world of the Mac!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 3V17C, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. 3V17C macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2007
    Lowestoft, UK
    well...after being a PC user for many years I've just picked myself up a used iBook! :eek:

    Basically, I'm kinda trying to do some serious writing (words not music) and am far too easily distracted when I get on my PC (games, myspace, music, art, ebay...forums!) so i wanted a 'standalone' machine purely for writing and not much else (maybe a bit of music while i work). I've always liked the look of Mac stuff so thought why not. Ok so the ibook isn't the highest spec in the world but i figure for pure word processing (and maybe inseerting the odd image) it'll do what i require.

    now all i've got to do is get my head around installing open office or similar!!

    i'm sure i'll be posting on here again before long with questions/problems etc, but for now i just thought i'd say hello!


  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Congratulations and welcome!

    Remember to check out the Macrumors beginners guides if you have any troubles.

    Pages is awesome, and NeoOffice is good, but a bit slow :)

    NeoOffice is based off OpenOffice, but is usually an update behind unfortunately. There will be a non-java (unlike NeoOffice) OpenOffice in the future, and that will be a lot faster (the alpha out now is very buggy).

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