1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    All you Pro MAC users out there, What would be some good advice to give to new MAC users that would ask you how to get started and learn the OS especially?
    03-27-2014 08:05 AM
  2. EricandSuebee's Avatar
    MAC's are very user friendly more so then PC,I always suggest signing up for a Apple class, you'll learn a lot.
    03-27-2014 09:04 AM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I have the same question since I'm getting a Mac pretty soon.
    04-06-2014 02:23 PM
  4. Jerry_'s Avatar
    If it is your first ever homecomputer just start using it,

    If you are using a few standard applications (internet, email, wordprocessing) just start using it but be sure to have all credentials (username/password, adresses f.i.for the email account (same will apply for a new PC) to be able to configure it))

    If you are a longterm PC user and have some specialised software packages you might want to buy a VM software (f.i. Parallels) to run those applications under a Windows environment on your Mac, in order to keep the transition smoother.

    Have a llok to the apple.com, they have some tutorials for the transition.
    04-06-2014 02:40 PM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    I am far from a Pro but my advice would be not it be afraid to make the switch. Mac is very user friendly and intuitive. And if you have any hiccups or questions let us know and we can help you through it.
    04-06-2014 02:41 PM
  6. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I haven't regretted a day since I went from a a Window PC to my MackBook Air.
    I first cut my teeth on an iPhone & iPad.
    I expected the leaning curve to be somewhat flat in the I thought the OS X would just like iOS.
    But it's not so it took me a while for the adjustment.
    All is well now & I can't believe I waited so long to switch.
    BTW: not a week goes that I don't learn something new thanks to the iMore community.
    Good Luck
    04-06-2014 08:06 PM
  7. sherpa14k's Avatar
    The switch could be good or frustrated, a lot of people are used to windows for years. So new Mac users have to learn the basics. The mouse is one of them, works differently, so enable the two button function to be more friendly. My recommendation is learn a lot about "Finder", mission control, and installing apps. iTunes is way better than windows version. Then after learn all those things you may never go back to windows.

    Sent from my iPad using iMore Forums
    06-04-2014 09:15 AM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    I would suggest a book from David Pogue titled “Switching to The Mac - The Missing Manual”. There is a version for many versions of OS X, and in addition to the basic information, it does a great job of showing parallel processes/actions between Windows and OS X. The copy I have is “Switching to the Mac - The Missing Manual Snow Leopard Edition”.
    06-04-2014 09:20 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My initial advice would be to accept the fact that a Mac is NOT a Windows pc and to have an open mind to the way in which things are done as opposed to the way they are done on a Windows pc.
    06-04-2014 09:33 AM
  10. Emmett95's Avatar
    Thanks to all for sharing helpful tips.
    12-10-2014 03:19 PM

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