Preparing for my first Mac

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  1. pompeygreg

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    Have finally given into sense and purchased a Macbook after many years of working with Windows.

    My estimated delivery date is 18th May!!! So to kill the time whilst I wait are there any useful tasks I can do with existing files etc to make the transition easier?

    Have moved all of my documents, music and photos onto my external HD. Anything else I can do?

    Greg
     
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    18th May???!!! May I ask what mac you have ordered and from where?
     
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    it must be very special to take about 4 months :D
     
  4. pompeygreg

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    Oops meant 18th February. Can't concentrate with having to wait.

    Ordered 13" mac with additional memory and upgraded drive direct from Apple (through work discount scheme).

    Was surprised when I got that e-mail!

    Greg
     
  5. DenzilTK421

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    If you find it a bit strange don't give up - after a week you won't even look back.
    I would go on some other mac based forums as there will be a few tweeks you will need to do i.e Codecs for Quicktime to play various videos etc.
    Its all easy stuff though if you an ounce of computer sense.
     
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    Sit back and relax. I've never had such a painless setup as when I switched to a mac.

    All your docs ready to go is a good start. Worth thinking about email and Internet bookmarks. For bookmarks you could install firefox and the foxmarks extension to sync your bookmarks to a server. Then just login when you get the MacBook and they'll all appear

    For mail I now use gmail on the web, but mac mail is pretty seamless. IMAP can help here so all your mail can be on the server. Eg use your gmail (sign up if you don't have one), then you can copy mails into your gmail inbox and they'll be copied onto the server. Then on the MacBook you can download them or leave them online. I foind that easier than exporting .pst files from outlook
     
  7. Tenex

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    Au contraire - go to the iLife tutorial pages and check out what you're about to enjoy iLife

    Also see the Mac stuff in the lower half of this page
     
  8. Tenex

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    I don't know why people put themselves through it VLC is far better.
     
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    I use VLC player but for some things you still need to get things for Quicktime such as Flip4mac.
     
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    Loads of video tips here, but why they think it's only businesses that need to BCC is beyond me.
     
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    Very true! Indeed I use it myself :smashin:
     
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    Definetely get Perian - it's a Mac package with all codecs in for the mac!
     

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