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Now a mac guy, what do I need to know?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Bought the 11-inch mac book. Love it, but have no idea what to do with it.

    For example, how do I transfer my itunes library from a PC?

    Anything else I need to know?
  2. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    They make it pretty easy to move your itunes library actually. Try http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ and http://www.macworld.com/article/146958/2010/03/move_itunes_windows_mac.html

    Also, make sure you run software update over and over until there's nothing more to update. You will wind up with the new app store for Mac, which just launched last week. Looks interesting.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    That you're better than non-Mac users.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You don't need to know anything. The computer runs itself.

  5. accguy

    accguy Member

    Congrats. Welcome to the light side.

    And six months from now you'll wonder why you didn't change previously.
  6. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    That you paid too much for a laptop?
  7. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    ... worth every damn penny.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Love mine and I'll never use a PC again.

    First thing you need to do, well, after updating the software, is download Google Chrome and use it. It's a far better browser than even Safari. Trust me.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Mozilla Camino (essentially the Mac-optimized version of Firefox) has done me well in browsing. Only thing is that it doesn't have a ton of plug-ins -- sometimes the Firefox plug-ins are incompatible. I've been meaning to give Chrome for the Mac a try.
  10. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    I second TigerVols on Chrome. If Safari pops up, it's on accident.
  11. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Invest in computer insurance. Seriously. My work Macbook is a piece of shit possessed by a demon.

    Like any maker, Mac has its bad apples out there. Mine is one of them. *kicks it* Other people love them. Good luck with yours.

    As far as advice, be careful with overuse on the hand rest. All of our work laptops, even ones that run like a dream, have cracking and broken plastic at the handrest. This might not be an issue with new models. Also watch the batteries (though again, this might be fixed by now). We've had several of ours swell up because of internal corrosion that could eventually have led to more, er, explosive issues. If the battery on the bottom fits flat, it's fine. If it's bowing out, find a techie right away.

    There are great browsers out there, and Safari kind of sucks. I use Firefox on mine, but Chrome is also great.
  12. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    It just works. Except when it doesn't. Or when Steve Jobs deems it unnecessary to work in a certain way. Should have saved $500+ and got another PC. Not the kind of advice you were seeking, I know.
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