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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Unhappy A New Old Guy Here
    ... I mean new, like in green; Switching from PC to Mac, and will need all the help I can get from you young experts here... my new 24" iMac is on its way, should arrive Feb 8... a young friend volunteered to make a house call to help me with the transfer from my PC to my Mac. Any advance warnings and advice are welcome and appreciated. Thanks.

    Pete (The Oldfella)

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Welcome to the forums and to the world of Macs.
    There are a couple of things I can think of that will help make the switch a little smoother. Both are from Apple's website.

    My Mac Cheat Sheet
    AND Apple - Support - Mac 101

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Old dude here as well....

    This site may be of use to use as well. I just switched this past December. You will quickly find you have less headaches, and quality of life will be better!

    MacMundi

    Good luck and have fun!

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfella View Post
    ... I mean new, like in green; Switching from PC to Mac, and will need all the help I can get from you young experts here... my new 24" iMac is on its way, should arrive Feb 8... a young friend volunteered to make a house call to help me with the transfer from my PC to my Mac. Any advance warnings and advice are welcome and appreciated. Thanks.

    Pete (The Oldfella)
    I'm not sure what sort of experience you have had with the Mac OS...but one mistake to avoid is...don't expect everything with the Mac OS to be the same as on the Windows OS.

    Don't think..."I used to do it this way in Windows...why can't I do it the same way on a Mac!!!" Some things will be similar, some things will be "sort of" similar, and some things won't. Just go into it with an open mind.

    Congrats on your new iMac computer purchase,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    A warm welcome from another "Old Fella". There are a few of us here, although some won't admit to it!

    That MacMundi site is a beauty, and I shall be referring some of the young bloods with 'basics' questions to it. Why, I might even learn a few more things from it myself.
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    And then this may be worth a look - welcome.

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Thanks for your replies, folks... I think I may have started this thread in the wrong place. I think I'll need help on navigating this board, as I am not getting email notices on your replies. Where do I go, what button do I need to push to get email notices of new posts? Thanks.

    Pete (The Oldfella)

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Go to top of the page and look for 'Thread Tools' in between LINKBACK and SEARCH THIS THREAD.
    Click on it then down to "subscribe to this Thread"

    Welcome aboard oldfella ........
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Go to top of the page and look for 'Thread Tools' in between LINKBACK and SEARCH THIS THREAD.
    Click on it then down to "subscribe to this Thread"

    Welcome aboard oldfella ........
    Thanks much.

    Pete

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    For your transfer this Cable may be of interest.

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    For your transfer this Cable may be of interest.
    Thanks, Collin - Good info.

    Pete

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Good list but my 2 Favourites and the 2 i use most are missing - 1Password and LaunchBar. Couldn't live without them now.

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Welcome, Pete!

    If you've got enough time on your hands, explore the Mac Help information (under your Help Menu). There's a lot in there, but there are more complete printed manuals at your local bookstore as well. The Mac OS _____ for Dummies series is for users who are new to Macintosh. It's light reading, and covers all the basics, and some "intermediate" stuff.

    (Fill in the blank with your "cat's" name, Snow Leopard. I have the previous edition, because I jumped over all the earlier versions of OSX.)

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    A New Old Guy Here
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    Great bits of information, much appreciated, folks... I'm already learning from your posts.

    Pete

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