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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    Just switched to Mac from PC. Any good books/sites?
    Hi all, I'm a new Mac user. I just ordered the mid-2011 iMac with 4 gb of RAM (and bought an additional 8 gb of RAM on Amazon to bring it to 12 total) with a 2 tb hard drive. Thing is, I am completely new to Apple and the operating system and am a life long PC User. I was looking for some good suggestions on sites that are good for reading up about the Mac system and/or any books I can pick up and read while I'm waiting on the new computer to be delivered.

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    The Switcher Hangout on these forums would be a good place to start.

    There, Chas_m has created a thread for switchers which includes some top tips.

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    Along with Chckoir advice there are video tutorials on Apple's web site.

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    The "Missing Manual" series are generally well written, and have been helpful to me.

    As far as sites, I'm prejudiced, but haven't found a better one than this.

    Welcome to the Forum BTW
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
    The Switcher Hangout on these forums would be a good place to start.

    There, Chas_m has created a thread for switchers which includes some top tips.
    Oops...didn't notice the switcher hangout forum. I'll check that out.


    Thanks for the welcome Razormac!

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    Here's a link to Chas' thread, incase it doesn't jump out at you.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...-switcher.html

    Welcome!

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    Just switched to Mac from PC.  Any good books/sites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
    Here's a link to Chas' thread, incase it doesn't jump out at you.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...-switcher.html

    Welcome!
    Hah. That was the first thread I read when I went in there. I'll be following that until I get more comfortable. I don't play any games on my computer so I'm really just concerned with how all my files (music, movies, etc) stay together but even on the windows platform I keep them in their defaults and just put things in subfolders so shouldn't be too big of a change.

    Can't wait to finally learn the new system though. I've always wanted a mac.

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