Recent Mac convert

Discussion in 'iMac' started by staralfur, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. staralfur macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2010
    Northern Ireland
    Afternoon all

    First post here so just a quick hello. Picked up my 27 inch iMac on Saturday and so far I am in utter awe of the beast. Had a small nightmare getting windows 7 installed via bootcamp but it's all sorted and man is it worth it, the games look colossal on that big beautiful screen, Bad Company 2 in particular.

    Anyway, sweet forums, looks to be a lot onf info here.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Mroogle is the best forum search engine. You'll find lots of answers to questions there.
  3. staralfur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2010
    Northern Ireland
    Sweet, I guess the most pressing question is..

    How the hell do you work this thing!
  4. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California

    You mean OS X??Go to and type in the search box tutorials,and they give you ton of basic OS X tutorials and iwork and ilife tutorials. :)
  5. drewdle macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Nanaimo, BC
    Give it a couple weeks, you'll get it. Then you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. :)
  6. DenverJim macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2010
    Hey. Congrats. I have one more day on you. got my imac on Friday. Lifelong Windoz dude making the switch. Agree with all your comments. I bought "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual Snow Leopard Edition" by David Pogue. I'm not one to sit down and read a book chapter by chapter, but it's a good reference book i keep on my desk when i want to know how to do something and can look it up.
  7. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Congrats and welcome to the Apple World. :)

    You will get so used to it that you will be making "exposé click" in windows. :D

  8. prss14 macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2009
    I second the idea to go the website and look at some of the tutorials. They are very helpful when first switching. I think you will love it.
  9. wkennedy74 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    New convert here too!

    I have been a Windows guy for most of my life....

    Have had my 21.5" iMac for a week and a day and I have no idea what took me this long. :)

    I was in IT for about 10 years and only messed with Macs when I had to.

    Now that I am out of IT, I don't want to work on computers anymore, including my own!

    Much like my iPhone, it does everything I need and it just works!
  10. staralfur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2010
    Northern Ireland
    Finally spent some time in the Mac OS last night and boy is it frustrating figuring even some of the simplest things out but I can easily see that once I get used to it the fun will really start. For now i'm just overjoyed at how good the games look on that big screen, i'm smiling so much when playing you'd think I slept with a coat hanger in my mouth!

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