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By technogeek-1995 ·
I recently purchased a new Macbook, and I was wondering if any of you forum users have any tips, tricks, sites, or other helpful information for a new Mac OS X user?

(For the most part, you all seem to be PC guys, right?)

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Unless you have a specific question

by seanferd In reply to New Macbook

probably not. Plenty of good Mac sites, though.
http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=mac+help

There were some Mac users who posted, but not so much in the Questions forum.
http://search.techrepublic.com.com/index.php?q=Mac&t=1

TiggerTwo/Tricia Liebert made a few blog posts after she switched to a Mac.
http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/apple+macintosh+and+tricia+liebert.html

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I have figured out a question?

by technogeek-1995 In reply to Unless you have a specifi ...

How do I remove Mac Server from Mac X?

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Wipe the drive and install Windows or Linux? nt

by SKDTech In reply to I have figured out a ques ...
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umm..

by Jay217 In reply to I have figured out a ques ...

Are you talking about OSX Server?

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Yep

by technogeek-1995 In reply to umm..
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by Jay217 In reply to New Macbook

I've been on a mac for about a year, so by no means a guru. But it does have a lot of built in features that make my life easier, and having linux available as well as the ability to run windowsXP/Vista in virtual boxes integrated with MacOS has been amazing. The sheer number of tools and options available is staggering.

So a few things to get used to:

Multitouch touch pad.. I miss my right click, so you can turn it on in the system preferences for the touchpad. Tap the pad with two fingers and you get a right click menu. Added bonus it annoys the **** out of regular Mac users.

Expose... the corners are nice, clear your desktop or show all your open windows with a swipe of your finger.. good stuff.

Command+space ... to open spotlight. Its what desktop search tried to copy.

If your familiar with linux then theres a lot you can already do through the terminal.

My biggest challenge has been getting used to the different keyboard shortcuts. Many are similar but use command instead of ctrl.

Heres a list for ya http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/14044.html.

Hope that helps a bit, There are a lot of mac resources out there, a lot of open source projects and programs available

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