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    new to macs..

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    new to macs..
    hi,

    im a bit lame and completley new to apples, I got a macbook yesterday and love it but it is a bit of an unkown entity.. I thought maybe you guys could help a newby out a bit..

    my green light is on for my camera when I dont seem to have any programs open, how do i turn the camera off? and also is there and equivelent to paint? I want to do soem animations and downloaded something called gimpshop, but that needed x11 which is apperntly on my disk, but when i tried to install it it said nothing to install..

    .. it is amazing though, very happy i convertyed / am converting..

    thanks for your help / abuse..

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    new to macs..
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    I have never tried this but there are several positive comments concerning software called Seashore.

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    new to macs..

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    thanks a lot.. i will try it out...

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    The green light is on when you activate it by opening either Photobooth or Quicktime. Goto Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and see whether any of the above mentioned Apps. are currently running. You can quit then from there.

    GIMP is a good alternative for Paint (Even better). For that you need X11User.pkg(Hidden on your installation disk). Read the instructions here

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    thank you, thats what i was looking for, i couldn't find where to access the applications that might be using it.

    I was worried i'd downloaded something dodgy and was being spied on!!!

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