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Hey guys and gals.

My name is Joe im 22 from England. I have been a Windows User all my life and dreamed to have a Mac.

Today is my 22nd birthday and out of the blue my GF bought me one. Im over the moon.

Just wanted to say hey guys, and hope you accept me :) Im very newbie so i might do a few posts in the future but searching is helping me atm.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

Ps no more windows computer now. Gave it away
 
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hi

me too i have now my mac for more ten 1 year and it is the best computer i ever had!
same story of you i always wanted to get a mac!

greetings:koninglol

ps:i'm new on this forum:Evil:
 
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Awesome girlfriend you got there! What kind of Mac did she get you?
 
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Wow thats some girlfriend don't let that one get away and a 27iMac on top of that, might
want to change the handle to Lucky.
 
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Awesome girlfriend you got there! What kind of Mac did she get you?

She got me the 27" iMac. Its Mahooosive lol

Yea she rocks. Only thing is we used to joke about when i got a mac she had to have a mini. So it looks like im skint from now till christmas saving up!!
;P

Wow thats some girlfriend don't let that one get away and a 27iMac on top of that, might
want to change the handle to Lucky.

Haha i know. Very Lucky.

Glad to be here though.
 
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Welcome. I am pretty much new here also. People here are great. I love the Mac community.

You have such a cool GF for buying you a 27 inch imac. Enjoy it and welcome to Apple.
 
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Welcome to the forum and consider yourself lucky with a girlfriend like her.

Cheers ... McBie
 
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Here's another vote for the girlfriend...I mean congrats on the Mac. ;) Enjoy your stay in Mac Land.
 
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Welcome to MF Joe! :)

The 27" iMac is one superb computer, congrats.
 
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Happy Birthday, and congratulations

Happy Birthday, Joe, and congratulations on your new mac and on having such a fantastic GF!! I hope you enjoy your Mac as much as I do!!
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Hi Joe,

Welcome to the world of Mac, where your greatest computing hassle is deciding which desktop picture to use ;)

A few suggestions, regarding software: Download OpenOffice (It's basically an open-source version of M$ Office) and also check out VLC, which will play your windows movies, etc.

Have a great rest of your birthday. :) Although your GF's going to have to come up with something extra special next year to top this. :D
 
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What version of Girlfriend is that? I'd like to get it for my son. ;)

Now you're all set to go out into that pouring rain...
 
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Not to contradict Rottie, but I'm going to suggest you download Flip4Mac WMV Player and Perian in addition to VLC (all three of them free of charge) ... and while OpenOffice is free, I think I can argue that the incredibly bargain-priced iWork suite ($79) is actually a more "Mac like" take on Office apps that tends to blow people away.
 
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Wow. Best set of hellos iv got.

Thanks.

Ill get downloading them. Just having a little play around atm. Getting used to how you install/uninstall etc. Such a weird feeling how im incharge of all computers / networks at work. And now im back to pure noooobiness. I love it.

Thanks again guys.
 
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I think that a lot of people are really rich. I had to save up for four years to get my Mac Pro, but folks around here just give 27" iMacs as gifts?

I feel so poor now...

Congrats, though. Those new iMacs are almost as awesome as the original ones!
 
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Nice effort BatteredStarFish.

I have my Mac all i need now is the girlfriend LMAO ;P

Welcome to the community

Cheers
 
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Some girl just walked past my desk here at the library - and the magsafe just saved my ***. Her bag snagged my cord...

Anyway, I used the Mac version of OpenOffice called NeoOffice for a while. But I was forced to install Microsoft Office 2008... I'm an accounting student and there are some formatting issues and functions I can't replicate in NeoOffice Calc.
 
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Wow. Best set of hellos iv got.

Thanks.

Ill get downloading them. Just having a little play around atm. Getting used to how you install/uninstall etc. Such a weird feeling how im incharge of all computers / networks at work. And now im back to pure noooobiness. I love it.

Thanks again guys.

Hi again Joe,

If I were you, I would visit your local library and see if they have any of the following books, which will help your transition.
Snow Leopard for Dummies - Bob LeVitus
Mac OS X Snow Leopard simplified - Paul McFedries - ISBN 9780470508381
The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard pocket guide - Jeff Carlson - ISBN 9780321646897

I've given my GF a copy of the above books, because she now has an account on my Mini, since her 'Doze lappie decided to spew its chips and, according to her, I teach too fast for her to follow. :Angry-Tongue:
 
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Welcome aboard
 
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I think that a lot of people are really rich. I had to save up for four years to get my Mac Pro, but folks around here just give 27" iMacs as gifts?

I feel so poor now...

Congrats, though. Those new iMacs are almost as awesome as the original ones!

Nah, were far from rich. Just we both are still living at home till the new year so we have little over heads. Just our cars and mobiles etc.

Nice effort BatteredStarFish.

I have my Mac all i need now is the girlfriend LMAO ;P

Welcome to the community

Cheers

Hi again Joe,

If I were you, I would visit your local library and see if they have any of the following books, which will help your transition.
Snow Leopard for Dummies - Bob LeVitus
Mac OS X Snow Leopard simplified - Paul McFedries - ISBN 9780470508381
The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard pocket guide - Jeff Carlson - ISBN 9780321646897

I've given my GF a copy of the above books, because she now has an account on my Mini, since her 'Doze lappie decided to spew its chips and, according to her, I teach too fast for her to follow. :Angry-Tongue:

Thanks dudes for the warm welcome.

Hope to see you all around :)

~Joe.
 

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