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... I mean new, like in green; Switching from PC to Mac, and will need all the help I can get from you young experts here... my new 24" iMac is on its way, should arrive Feb 8... a young friend volunteered to make a house call to help me with the transfer from my PC to my Mac. Any advance warnings and advice are welcome and appreciated. Thanks.

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Welcome to the forums and to the world of Macs.
There are a couple of things I can think of that will help make the switch a little smoother. Both are from Apple's website.

My Mac Cheat Sheet
AND Apple - Support - Mac 101
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Old dude here as well....

This site may be of use to use as well. I just switched this past December. You will quickly find you have less headaches, and quality of life will be better!

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... I mean new, like in green; Switching from PC to Mac, and will need all the help I can get from you young experts here... my new 24" iMac is on its way, should arrive Feb 8... a young friend volunteered to make a house call to help me with the transfer from my PC to my Mac. Any advance warnings and advice are welcome and appreciated. Thanks.

Pete (The Oldfella)
I'm not sure what sort of experience you have had with the Mac OS...but one mistake to avoid is...don't expect everything with the Mac OS to be the same as on the Windows OS.

Don't think..."I used to do it this way in Windows...why can't I do it the same way on a Mac!!!" Some things will be similar, some things will be "sort of" similar, and some things won't. Just go into it with an open mind.

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A warm welcome from another "Old Fella". There are a few of us here, although some won't admit to it!

That MacMundi site is a beauty, and I shall be referring some of the young bloods with 'basics' questions to it. Why, I might even learn a few more things from it myself.

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And then this may be worth a look - welcome.
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Thanks for your replies, folks... I think I may have started this thread in the wrong place. I think I'll need help on navigating this board, as I am not getting email notices on your replies. Where do I go, what button do I need to push to get email notices of new posts? Thanks.

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Welcome aboard oldfella ........

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Welcome aboard oldfella ........
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For your transfer this Cable may be of interest.
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For your transfer this Cable may be of interest.
Thanks, Collin - Good info.

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MacTricksandTips ~ Top 100 essential Mac Applications

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Good list but my 2 Favourites and the 2 i use most are missing - 1Password and LaunchBar. Couldn't live without them now.
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Welcome, Pete!

If you've got enough time on your hands, explore the Mac Help information (under your Help Menu). There's a lot in there, but there are more complete printed manuals at your local bookstore as well. The Mac OS _____ for Dummies series is for users who are new to Macintosh. It's light reading, and covers all the basics, and some "intermediate" stuff.

(Fill in the blank with your "cat's" name, Snow Leopard. I have the previous edition, because I jumped over all the earlier versions of OSX.)
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Great bits of information, much appreciated, folks... I'm already learning from your posts.

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