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    How do I install .dmg files
    Right, on my hours-old Mac, I've got several dmg files to install.

    That's the good news.

    The bad news is: How do I do it? Do you copy it into another folder on the computer first, or install it from a CD/USB drive?

    Does one particular method have advantages over others?

    I am an ABSOLUTE newbie on Mac - Bill Gates refugee. Please do NOT assume prior knowledge unless you're comparing with the various Windows platforms.

    Thanks in advance

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    Just double click on the .dmg
    An installer will open up and follow the prompts.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianwmay View Post
    Please do NOT assume prior knowledge unless you're comparing with the various Windows platforms.
    Which shouldn't be done... and actually cannot be done anyway. Two very different operating systems.

    Take a look at the sticky thread in the Switcher Hangout. Many of your questions will be answered there.

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    brianwmay's Avatar
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    Switchers ?
    Am I correct in thinking it is ME who is the 'Switcher' - switching meaning changing from other platforms to Mac?

    If so, I thought Switchers was a piece of software because all the names are so different like those on Linux distros.

    Doh!

    Either way, I shall trawl through there and see what can be answered, I realise this gets tedious for those of you who are regulars, but it's been a long time since I felt completely overwhelmed by an operating system.

    To say the learning curve is steep . . . .

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    Hope you enjoy using your Mac. You won't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianwmay View Post
    To say the learning curve is steep . . . .
    No it isn't. ;-) Just don't compare anything with Windows, and you'll be fine.
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