Switcher here, wanted to say hello

swiftaw

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Just ordered a new 15" powerbook, my first ever Mac. Very excited, wish it was arriving tomorrow.

Just wanted to say hi and thanks to everyone, I have been reading these boards for a few weeks and have learned so much already.

Anyways, if anyone has some OS X advice for a complete newbie (I am not technologically challenged but have never used OS X before) I would be more than happy to listen.
 

~Shard~

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Welcome to MacRumors and congrats on your purchase! I know you won't be disappointed.

As for OS X advice, just google it and many useful sites will come up. You can always find a myriad of information here right on MacRumors. The best advice though is to just play around with it and explore - that's the best way to learn!
 

cyanide

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welcome!

just wanted to welcome you to the gang! well.. we aren't really a gang, more of a..well.. some call it a cult, you will learn that its more of a group of people wildly appreciative of their computers. heh.. just a bit of mac fun. anyways, you will love your powerbook, and if not send it my way ;) you will find Mac OS X extremely easy to use. Stick around the forums and you will be able to pick up anything you need, but most is self-explanatory. I would wish you luck, but you aren't going to need it! Enjoy!

Current Song: Scissor Sisters::Take Your Mama Out::Scissor Sisters
 

Deefuzz

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Welcome, I too am a recent switcher, and I find myself spending less and less time on my PC every day. This is a good family here, stick around and hollar if you need anything!


cyanide said:
Current Song: Scissor Sisters::Take Your Mama Out::Scissor Sisters
Excellent song!
 

absolut_mac

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Lacero

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You can get started in OSX by just accessing the Help files. It'll show you solutions to some of the common switcher questions.
 

Blue Velvet

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And a big Hi! from me...

You'll enjoy your new Mac and you'll enjoy it here on MR - the best and most funniest Mac forum...

Contrary to some impressions, we're mostly cuddly and are always willing to lend a hand.
 

varmit

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Welcome, and www.versiontracker.com for your applicaton needs. Also, Right click = Ctrl + Click since its a single button track pad. Ordered my replacement PB yesturday, hope it ships on the correct date, its 2/8/05 right now.
 

wdlove

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Hello swiftaw welcome as a new switcher and to MacRumors. Your timing was perfect, since you will be getting the latest model PowerBook. This is a great place to find answers to your questions. The tutorial when first starting your PowerBook is a very helpful tool. Are you planning or have you purchased AppleCare, a necessary accessory.
 

Ugg

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Blue Velvet said:
And a big Hi! from me...

You'll enjoy your new Mac and you'll enjoy it here on MR - the best and most funniest Mac forum...

Contrary to some impressions, we're mostly cuddly and are always willing to lend a hand.
Except when it's product introduction time :D at least in regards to the cuddly part. But, yeah, overall we're generally willing to help out when we can!
 

Mav451

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Personally, I'd just suggest you use the damn thing before reading/hauling a 1,000 page "manual" to learn about it.

The same way I learned how to use XP is the same way I've gotten accustomed to using OSX and that's by spending time with it. Maybe I'm more of a hands on guy, but if you spend enough time on the computer (and less with your head in a book), I find I learn ALOT quicker. Of course reference the book when you need some details about some things, but seriously, OSX does not need to be studied and "learned" like engineering ;)

Its much simpler than that. Heck, I learn most of what I know from using the G5 in the University library + this forum. That's all. I just can't imagine myself buying a book to enjoy something like OSX.

Ah well, if you're gonna buy the book, then go ahead. But I seriously don't think you'll need it.
 

swiftaw

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wdlove said:
Hello swiftaw welcome as a new switcher and to MacRumors. Your timing was perfect, since you will be getting the latest model PowerBook. This is a great place to find answers to your questions. The tutorial when first starting your PowerBook is a very helpful tool. Are you planning or have you purchased AppleCare, a necessary accessory.
Yes, I did indeed purchase AppleCare. I also upgraded the ram to 1gb and the vram to 128mb

Also just picked up my free copy of Office 2004 and VPC 7 from the university computing office.
 
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