Thread: Soon To Be a Switcher
03-30-2005, 07:18 PM #1johncpiercyGuestSoon 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
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
03-30-2005, 07:19 PM #2Desolate OneGuest
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:
03-30-2005, 07:23 PM #3iDVFH.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.
03-30-2005, 07:24 PM #4johncpiercyGuestOriginally Posted by Desolate One
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
03-30-2005, 07:33 PM #5Desolate OneGuest
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.
03-30-2005, 07:35 PM #6meltbanana314GuestOriginally Posted by johncpiercy
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.
03-30-2005, 07:44 PM #7KokopelliGuest
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:
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.
03-30-2005, 08:02 PM #8Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by Kokopelli
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!
03-30-2005, 08:42 PM #9KokopelliGuest
P.S. my comment about searching had nothing to do with this thread in specific, just a general suggestion.
03-30-2005, 08:55 PM #10Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by Kokopelli
03-30-2005, 09:28 PM #11johncpiercyGuest
great links , great info ,
:biohazard :biohazard :biohazard
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