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Good morning all from a newbie here in England, I have not long aquired an old Apple Mac Mini vintageSeptember 2006 and later in the year will be getting a new one. I must say that the whole concept of the Apple Mac is very good indeed provided you tread very carefully, I unwittingly downloaded MacKeeper and had lots of trouble getting rid of it I will add that I learned a lot from that and will be more careful about what I download in future. I find these forums are brilliant and are loaded with superb information.Thank you for all that info on these forums.
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Welcome to the Mac Forums.

We have a number of our members who live in the UK and participate on a regular basis. Feel free to ask questions and of course contribute your experiences whenever you can.
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Hi, I'm David, not exactly new to Macs, and certainly not to -nix, however I've been too lazy to join the forum before

Perhaps not typically, I moved to Apple from Linux, and am still running a few of my old favourites, now on Mavericks

Fortunately, don't need to sudo anything nowadays, so, unfortunately, beginning to forget the CLI stuff. VirtualBox helps, if I can drag myself away from OSX desktop long enough LOL.
Oh, and I miss the Linux rotating cube screen change. It was way cool ... there, I said it

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My name is kalyanaraman subramanian. Am 48 and seem older to some of the new posts i read here just now but i joined to know more about Macs. I possess iphone 5 32 gb and ipad4 3g + wifi 64 gb. Will be getting a mac book air this month. Have been used to windows and switching to mac coz its cool.
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Welcome drksmani!

Don't worry about the age.....I have a decade on you and I plan to never get old :-)

I have just purchased a Macbook AIr 2013 13" and I love it. I am sure you will love yours. There is a learning curve when you get a mac computer. Just keep reading and posting questions on the forum. There are lots of really friendly people here that will give you all the help you need.

Again welcome,
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Hi, my name is Bill and I switched to Macs in 2008 with an iMac. I now have a MacBook Air, an IPad2 and a new MacBookPro Retina. I have the iMac set up with a second monitor so I run Windows XP and Maverick at the same time using Parallels. I also have an old Windows machine in my basement as a paperweight.
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Hi, my name is Bill and I switched to Macs in 2008 with an iMac. I now have a MacBook Air, an IPad2 and a new MacBookPro Retina. I have the iMac set up with a second monitor so I run Windows XP and Maverick at the same time using Parallels. I also have an old Windows machine in my basement as a paperweight.

Timing is everything!

Hi, I have to put Windows on my laptop because I need to run a Windows based medical program that does not come in a MAC version.

Why did you go Parallels instead of BootCamp?

I plan to disconnect from the internet anytime I am in a Windows environment as I do not want to get into any virus/antivirus software.

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I use an outdated mac mini running mac os x snow leopard 10.6.8.
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My first post on here. Trying to figure things out. Converted from Windows two years ago with a new MacBook Air 13" and now recently bought a new Thunderbolt Display (27") because of failing eyesight. Works great but I'm still learning my way around the Apple system. Also have an IPad 2 and a IPod Touch. No smartphone, but a tracfone, because I don't want to pay the monthly fee for the small amount I use the phone. I just read on here the question from Gina about how to stop the startup sound and she was told to use sleep instead of shutting down. That is what I will do. I just didn't know that was considered normal and acceptable. Good practical advice. Thank you.
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Timing is everything!

Hi, I have to put Windows on my laptop because I need to run a Windows based medical program that does not come in a MAC version.

Why did you go Parallels instead of BootCamp?

I plan to disconnect from the internet anytime I am in a Windows environment as I do not want to get into any virus/antivirus software.

All suggestions appreciated.

Welcome!
I went with Parallels because it was demonstrated by a sales rep for Apple products at best buy. So far it has worked perfectly with my setup through many upgrade since 2008.
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Good morning all, I am new here and have just purchased my first MacBook Pro, having converted from a windows laptop, which died and was unrepairable.

I am keen to learn as much as I can about MacBooks and especially imovie (10).

I hope all you experts will be able to help me from time to time with your knowledge and expert skills.

I live in Sydney, Australia.

Feel free to contact me if I can help in any way, but not the best in computers (learning)
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Welcome shakey55. Lots of helpful folks around here. Including some great guys from Australia! Fair Dinkum.

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Hello to all! I just joined this forum and appreciated a timely answer to my first question from moderator chscag - Thank you!

I have been using macs, iPods and iPhones since about 2005, and gave each of my kids a macbook when they left for college. So I am a good apple consumer. I really appreciate forums when I need them, like today, so to whoever answers my (sometimes stupid) questions, thank you!
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Hello all,
Newbie here! Have owned my Mac Pro now for three years and finally getting the Microsoft out of my system and out of my life . . . sort of a detoxification of sorts, and what does my wife get me for Christmas but an Xbox One, so here goes MS again . . . but what a neat game especially on the 84" HDTV she got me for Christmas 2012!!

I hope to be a positive factor in this forum and will always pay attention to those who know more than I.

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Hi Carl, welcome to the forums, always good to get some new faces here and we hope to see alot of you around. This forum is about everyone chipping in and helping out, so any advice or even any experience you've had will be appreciated.

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