some switcher questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chip Young, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Chip Young macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    Hello all. My new MBP (and first Mac!) came this week, and I absolutely love it! It has taken a while to get oriented to the Mac OS, and I am still having to work at it. Some questions for the more experienced:

    1) In regards to setting up user accounts on my MBP: In Windows, I am used to the Administrator and User accounts. Is there an equivalent in the Mac? How do I set this up? Is the user account I created when I first booted up the "admin" account? If I create a user account, does that mean only administrator priv can install apps on the Mac?

    2) What is a good external HD to use to backup data? I am not necessarily looking for a place to store music/ movies. This is to backup/ archive my work stuff (PS, Illustrator stuff). I am looking for reliable and bulletproof (not literaly, but you get it). What should I be considering, USB or Firewire?

    3) What is a good bit torrent client for Mac users?

    Thanks all for your time in advance. I know I am going to be doing alot of searching and posting stupid questions in these forums, so thanks for the patience too.
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006

    1) Yes, you can have multiple accounts. In fact, it's WAY easier than windows XP. On your first boot, you will create an admin account that you can use as your account if you want. however, Many prefer to create a separate user account for security reasons. It will promt you for an admin name/password if you need to install programs/modify some preferences, etc. Accounts are handled pretty much just like Unix/Linux on OS X.

    2) I have a Lacie that works well...

    3) Many people like Transmission
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    3) bits on wheels. only ppc but easily the best out there

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