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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by merbel, May 3, 2007.
What are some good sites for a new Mac user?
This should help you find apps you need:
From what perspective are you coming to a Mac? Are you a power user in the past on another platform like Windows or Linux, or do you consider yourself a more novice user?
Have been heavy PC user (Windows) in the past but nothing complex-Quicken, mail, internet, photos, etc
You might like X vs. XP -- it's sort of a shootout between OS X and XP, but more to the point, it really does a great job of walking through the things one does most commonly on a computer and showing how they are done in Windows vs. OS X. So it helped me a lot when I switched.
Mmmm, some other sites that I use a lot....
http://versiontracker.com -- is great for finding any app by name or keyword
http://macosxhints.com -- I don't exactly type this in the address bar a lot, but it's an amazing repository of solutions to common (and not-so-common) problems
There are also a bunch that depend to some extent on what apps you use. For instance, http://pimpmysafari.com is great if you use Safari.
Here are a couple...
iusethis.com, helps you find the popular third party apps quickly with their top apps section (although they include the some of the Apple apps that you already have on your computer).
Also, if you are into wallpaper/desktop pictures and icons, then check out interfacelift, mandolux, and the Iconfactory.
Not necessarily of the ilk posted above, but I'd recommend you read TUAW and TAB also. They're a nice way to keep on top of the Mac world in general.
You seem to have found MacRumors already, so mark that one off your list
The Apple Section over at Ars Technica is often quite useful...
...there's always spymac...