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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.

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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!
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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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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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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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