New Mac owner
November 7, 2002 6:21PM
edited January 2014
Recently decided to buy the 1Ghz Powerbook. Have never really played with a Mac that much and was wondering if there were any good newbies introduction to Macs on the web. Any information would be much appreciated.
Reply 1 of 9
November 7, 2002 6:35PM
start here: <a href="
and visit these daily...i do:
; target="_blank">AI forums</a>
you will find many sites that you may like and can use, but these are sites i go to everyday just to see what's up in the mac world....they will have lots of info, updates, rumors and links to "how to" sites....g
ps...congrats on the PB
[ 11-07-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
Reply 2 of 9
November 7, 2002 8:47PM
Your Macintosh should have a Help menu with the item "Mac Help" available in the Finder application. Mac Help has a section on people new to Macintosh from other computer platforms as well as people who haven't used computers before.
Also, check out <a href="
Oh, and of course, we'll help you along whenever we can too. Welcome to Macintosh.
[ 11-07-2002: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
Reply 3 of 9
November 8, 2002 7:06AM
Hui, I`m working on a website for people in your postion. I have found that there are not a whole lot of areas you can go to get help if you are a PC to Mac switcher. The URL is <a href="
; but its still going to be another good month and a half two months before the release primarily because I have no time and no one will help me.
Reply 4 of 9
November 8, 2002 7:54AM
The most important thing to realize is that if you get frustrated because it is not doing something you think it should do, you should probably think simpler, to coin a phrase. Also, if there is a software package that you can't live without on your PC, there is 99% chance that an equivalent (or much more elegant) version exists for a mac. Just ask us, or search at versiontracker.com.
good luck! That is a beautiful machine.
Reply 5 of 9
November 8, 2002 9:32AM
Do read the help. Back when I posted in the iMac tech support area I got so tired of people asking questions that if they had just typed it into the help it would have told them. "Newbie: How do I take a picture of the screen. Me: Hit command (key with apple on it) and ? then then thype "screen picture" into the help." Then they'd come back later and ask how to take a picture of just one window
I haven't played with 10 enough to know if the help is as good as it was in 9.
Reply 6 of 9
November 8, 2002 3:45PM
[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>I haven't played with 10 enough to know if the help is as good as it was in 9.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I can tell you: it sucks. It's one of the things I've read most complaints about (especially since Jaguar hardly improved this at all).
and no one will help me. <hr></blockquote>
you sure never asked me. Anything I can do? (i do build a fairly decent website now and then).
Reply 7 of 9
November 8, 2002 4:09PM
First thing, take everything you read that's in the context of "---- sucks!" with a huge grain of salt. Some people are just stuck in their ways; others are just looking for anything to complain about. As you hang around here a bit longer you'll get to know who the trolls and whiners/complainers are and to just ignore them.
Second, bookmark those links thegelding gave you! I visit <a href="
; target="_blank">VersionTracker</a> and <a href="
; target="_blank">MacUpdate</a> every day. Looking for a program? They're the first places I check.
Third, remember to use the search link at the top of the page on these forums if you think you have a general question or comment about something. Certain members around here get frustrated seeing the same topics crop up from time to time because there is already a lot of valuable information to be found if you search first.
And lastly, remember the old adage that there are no "stupid" questions. Chances are good that if you have a question as a switcher, other users or potential switchers probably have the very same question but haven't bothered to ask yet.
Oh, and you might want to steer clear of the Fireside Chat forum -- there are some real nut jobs in there and the discussion really doesn't have *anything* at all to do with computers.
[ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
Reply 8 of 9
November 8, 2002 4:28PM
If you can’t figure you how to use a Mac you should be beaten over the head with a tack hammer.
Translation: you should have no problem they are easy to use, just have fun and don’t think you will break anything my clicking the wrong button.
Reply 9 of 9
November 8, 2002 8:42PM