Switched - now what do to?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by New2Mac2, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. New2Mac2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2005
    Hi Everyone

    Just got my new ibook (80 gig hd, 1g ram) and I am not sure what to do! I have wireless internet in my house so should I just turn my ibook on and start using it?

    I have never owned a mac before so I am not sure if there are special things to do.

    Should I download updates etc first, then install my programs - mainly office and my ipod. Also, if I have 2 ipods can I use the same itunes for both of them since you usually have to put in the code for the ipod you are using itunes for.

    I'm confused so I would appreciate any help!
    Thanks for your time.
  2. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    your mac will detect the wireless internet automatically......the OS will ask you a few questions and stuff about prefs and what not ......you should learn the keyboard shortcuts....i think thats the biggest learning curb with macs...aside from that, enojy! when i got miine, i didnt realyl ask anyone for help, because i loved figuring new stuff out with my mac....but someone like instant gratification...but heres a site with those shortcuts http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html#boot
  3. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    No. Macs are a bit different from Wintel-machines. You are supposed to put the iBook on your bookself, and just admire it from a safe distance.

    Seriously: Macs are computers. Use them to do the same things you would do with a Wintel-machine :).

    If you are online, new updates are checked automatically. After the latest updates are installed, install your apps, and start enjoying your new system :)
  4. illegalprelude macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    yea, I had my G5 for about a year and never really knew any mac owner so I figured stuff out on my own. my distant friend had one and I would ask questions but honestly ask questions is what I recommend because for the 1st 3 months, my PowerMac G5 was a expensive CD/DVD player untill i got programs i wanted on it and learned where stuff was :D
  5. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Here's what you should do: ENJOY IT!

    It should all just work out of the box and you'll have a nice little welcome movie before you set up your user details.

    If you're really stuck, Apple Support has a Mac 101 guide here

    otherwise this is a really good place to ask questions and pick up useful tips

    congratulations on your new purchase :)
  6. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003

    If need for an application to do something particular, www.versiontracker.com can help you find one. Just type in what you want it to do, and you will get a list of programs out there.

    Also, Repair Permissions after installing anything that requires you to input your Admin password (such as OS X updates). http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736
  7. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    And MplayerOSX to watch it, since most porn is in DIVX which doesn't play in the default QuickTime. :D
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    How to use multiple iPods with one computer

    Enjoy your Mac. :)

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