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Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

just bought an imac

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Well i am completely new to macs. I went to the local apple store a little while ago and picked up a 17" imac. So far I think it is great but still just learning how to use osx. I like the fact that I dont really have to worry about viruses with mac.
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You won't regret it, congrats!

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Learning the OS is probably the most difficult part. Once you use it for a couple of days you will eventually get the hang of it. It's not hard after that. Welcome again!
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Here are two tips I thought were the most important:
NEVER rename your home folder and be careful when dragging a subfolder into another folder where a folder with the same name exists (OS X is not copy and merge like XP but copy and REPLACE!). If you're not careful there is a risk you could lose valuable data.

Well, I think those were the most important things to know as a switcher!
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Look at it as undoing old Windows habits. Your love your iMac, and feel free to ask questions here!!!!
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Congrats! Welcome to the Mac world and this forum. You'll like both places.
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This link might help you learning OS X tricks.
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Yay, another switcher! Congratulations on the beautiful iMac, I'm sure you'll love it!
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