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  1. #1
    johncpiercy
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    Soon To Be a Switcher
    Hey Gang :]
    Im a soon to be a switcher
    Im just in the process of ordering a 12 inch PB w/Superdrive

    Im tired of the Spyware , Virus etc etc of Uncle Bills World ( M$)
    Im a complete newbie with Mac's
    Only touched one Mac "once"

    Ive built PC"s , formatted XP , I consider myself knowledeable
    with XP

    Where do I start with Mac,s

    Any good websites to read
    I need some RSS feeds
    Books to buy

    Any or all help would be appreciated


    John Piercy

    :dive:

  2. #2
    Desolate One
    Guest
    It will come even easier then PCs so don't even worry about it. I know this as an out of work certified professional.
    You'll learn the most by doing.

    Welcome aboard! :mac:

  3. #3
    iDVFH.
    Guest
    Your better off just getting it, using it and whatever you don't know just ask us! give us a list of questions and your bound to get an answer (correct) within 15 minutes to an hour or so.

  4. #4
    johncpiercy
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    It will come even easier then PCs so don't even worry about it. I know this as an out of work certified professional.
    You'll learn the most by doing.

    Welcome aboard! :mac:
    thanks for the quick reply

    Most task's on the pC , dont even make me flinch
    Some of the fireman I work with get scared turning on the PC
    I have faith that I can learn the Mac

    Im looking forward to the challenge

    JP

  5. #5
    Desolate One
    Guest
    You know what I find so amazing about my switch? The huge increase in productivity since I'm not running virus or spyware scanners, updating said software, and the other mysterious problems I had w/ Windows. Granted my scans always came up clean since my network is secure, I'm just the type of person that lives by the motto "better safe then sorry". I mean you can't tell your boss, well the network is secure, we don't need AV software. heh.

  6. #6
    meltbanana314
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by johncpiercy
    Where do I start with Mac,s

    Any good websites to read
    I need some RSS feeds
    Books to buy
    Websites: (they have RSS/Atom feeds as well)

    http://macworld.com
    http://macnn.com
    http://www.macgeekery.com/
    http://www.macosxhints.com/
    http://www.macrumors.com/


    As far as books go, most people seem to like David Pogue's Missing Manual for OS X, but I don't think you'd need it. OS X is snake simple to pick up.

  7. #7
    Kokopelli
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    Welcome to the forums!!!
    In addition to the sites above here is a primer guide written for new mini users. It really has little to nothing specific to the mini so it should do nicely as a starters guide:

    http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/miniguide.ars

    On the other hand if you are an experienced computer user jumping right in without a manual is very doable. Of course if you have any questions the forums here are a nice place to ask. Just please do a search first to see if it has been asked before. We love to help, but it can sometimes get tiring of seeing the same question twice a week.

  8. #8
    Desolate One
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli
    Welcome to the forums!!!
    In addition to the sites above here is a primer guide written for new mini users. It really has little to nothing specific to the mini so it should do nicely as a starters guide:

    http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/miniguide.ars

    On the other hand if you are an experienced computer user jumping right in without a manual is very doable. Of course if you have any questions the forums here are a nice place to ask. Just please do a search first to see if it has been asked before. We love to help, but it can sometimes get tiring of seeing the same question twice a week.
    That being said:

    Viruses/spyware- Don't worry about it, it's not worrying about you!

    Office suites- AppleWorks (unfortunately not bundled w/ the PB, plays nice w/ MSOffice files. MSOffice is also available for macs.

    Playing .avi files- I like VLC, alot of others prefer MPlayer

    Keyboard shortcuts are your friends- http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1651

    Software installs- Easy as drag & drop!

    Potential trackpad problem for ya- http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=948

    Well I'm spent!

  9. #9
    Kokopelli
    Guest
    P.S. my comment about searching had nothing to do with this thread in specific, just a general suggestion.

  10. #10
    Desolate One
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli
    P.S. my comment about searching had nothing to do with this thread in specific, just a general suggestion.
    And a good suggestion it was. Thus my retort being the top ones I can recall.

  11. #11
    johncpiercy
    Guest
    great links , great info ,

    thanks heaps

    :biohazard :biohazard :biohazard

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