Noob to iMacs or even Macs in general

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rzc, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. rzc macrumors newbie

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    Not only did we recently upgraded to the iPad 2, we decided we'd slowly transition over to the Mac world. That being said. Is it true that I don't need to worry about getting any sort of anti-virus (ie. norton, mcafee, etc.) programs since Macs don't get viruses? I've always been a PC user, LOL just last night I had to figure out how to do a "print screen" on a mac.... good thing google is around.

    So should I not worry about viruses too much?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    correct.
    no more virus scanning, no more adware scanning, no more defragging. just use the thing.
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Get familiar with the expose in osx. It's my fav thing osx has over windows.
     
  4. Terrador macrumors regular

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    Definitely use Exposé. Try out spaces, too...use Command + Arrow Keys to switch between them (you can activate this in the settings).
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There has never been a virus in the wild that runs on Mac OS X. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install. Read the link that ECUpirate44 posted.
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You really should never worry about viruses. My PC friends were skittish about this advice when they switched too, but trust me, you can let go of the fear.
     
  8. rzc thread starter macrumors newbie

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