Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
12-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Thread moved to a more appropriate sub-forum..
First and foremost congrats on your new Mac purchase.
As far as virus or other protection goes, you don't need any of it. It's hard to break the cycle coming from Windows I realize, but resist the urge and you'll be better of in the long run. You DO, however, need to be aware of what you are doing. Understand that installing any application will ask for your password, this password give the application the necessary admin rights to install itself on your Mac. If you are prompted for your password without having started an installation or anything else, you should be really weary and avoid entering your password..
Before plunging down the Microsoft Office route, you should first try LibreOffice/OpenOffice to see if that works for you. If not, you can try our Pages/Numbers which are Apple apps for like $14.99 or something. If either of those don't work for you, then you might have to go down the Office route..
As far as learning goes, this sub-forum is perfect for people like yourself who have questions about using a Mac, so ask your questions and you'll get help..
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