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Just switched to Mac from PC. Any good books/sites?


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Hi all, I'm a new Mac user. I just ordered the mid-2011 iMac with 4 gb of RAM (and bought an additional 8 gb of RAM on Amazon to bring it to 12 total) with a 2 tb hard drive. Thing is, I am completely new to Apple and the operating system and am a life long PC User. I was looking for some good suggestions on sites that are good for reading up about the Mac system and/or any books I can pick up and read while I'm waiting on the new computer to be delivered.
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The Switcher Hangout on these forums would be a good place to start.

There, Chas_m has created a thread for switchers which includes some top tips.
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Along with Chckoir advice there are video tutorials on Apple's web site.
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The "Missing Manual" series are generally well written, and have been helpful to me.

As far as sites, I'm prejudiced, but haven't found a better one than this.

Welcome to the Forum BTW

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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The Switcher Hangout on these forums would be a good place to start.

There, Chas_m has created a thread for switchers which includes some top tips.
Oops...didn't notice the switcher hangout forum. I'll check that out.


Thanks for the welcome Razormac!
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Here's a link to Chas' thread, incase it doesn't jump out at you.

Sage advice for the new Mac switcher

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Here's a link to Chas' thread, incase it doesn't jump out at you.

Sage advice for the new Mac switcher

Welcome!
Hah. That was the first thread I read when I went in there. I'll be following that until I get more comfortable. I don't play any games on my computer so I'm really just concerned with how all my files (music, movies, etc) stay together but even on the windows platform I keep them in their defaults and just put things in subfolders so shouldn't be too big of a change.

Can't wait to finally learn the new system though. I've always wanted a mac.
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