New Mac owner

in General Discussion 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
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    start here: <a href=""; target="_blank">apple/switch</a>

    and visit these daily...i do:

    <a href=""; target="_blank">AI forums</a>

    <a href=""; target="_blank">ATAT</a>

    <a href=""; target="_blank">macminute</a>

    <a href=""; target="_blank">maccentral</a>

    <a href=""; target="_blank">versiontracker</a>

    <a href=""; target="_blank">railheaddesign</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>
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    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    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=""; target="_blank"></a>

    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
    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=""; target="_blank"></a>; 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
    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

    good luck! That is a beautiful machine.


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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    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
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    [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).

    [quote] mount_my_floppy:

    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
    Welcome Hui.

    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
    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
    huihui Posts: 5member
    Thanks all
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