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#1 cap2587

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:00 AM

I recently purchased my 1st Apple laptop. It is a MacBook 3.1. I have been a windows user my whole life and have my own computer repair business, but just focusing on PC's. I am wanting to learn everything I can about the MAC O/S. Below is a list of items I am looking to learn how to do. Does anyone have any good MAC Forums, Articles and ideas on the below description.

1. Transferring info from PC to MAC.
2. Transferring Info from MAC to MAC (Firewire cable, full back up programs)
3. Networking files, printers b/w PC and MAC, MAC to MAC
4. The best programs, free and paid
5. Transferring info from Office Enterprise from MAC to MAC
6. Does word 2000 in Windows open correctly in Mac Enterprise Word.
7. Transferring Outlook email info from MAC-PC and PC to MAC
8. What are some of the default MAC programs that I should be familiar with.
9. Converting and AVI File so it can be played on a MAC
10. Syncing smart phone's with email programs through Itunes the same on a MAC.
11. Installing/reinstalling MAC OS

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#2 Buddyme2

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:31 PM

A couple links to get you started.
Switch 101 Migrate to Mac
Mac 101 Get Started with the Mac
The Mac OS X Help menu is pretty good if you know what to search for.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

Thanks Buddyme2 for the great links. I will read them and use them as a guide to learning.

has anyone used this (below) Vantec USB transfer cable to move info from MAC-PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...2-023-_-Product

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:13 PM

I haven't used that particular cable. The best way I've found to learn the Mac OS is to sign up for one-to-one or group classes at your local Mac store. Loads of them are offered & they're very helpful to get you up and running.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:16 AM

Learning your way around a Mac is very simple. If you go to the Apple Website, there are videos that show you how to do just about everything. If you can't find it there, Google it or ask a question here. Some things are so simple on a Mac, you will find yourself saying "is that all I have to do?" The greatest thing about a Mac is....They Just WORK!!!

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:54 AM

9. Converting and AVI File so it can be played on a MAC


"MPEG Streamclip", with "Perian" installed.
"VLC Media Player"
"Avidemux" for Mac

For MPEG-2;
"Project X" for Mac, will merge, cut, demux, mpeg-2 without having to buy Apples MPEG-2 Playback Component.

"Handbrake" is also a good video tool to have.
All are free

Edited by 12x48y, 21 February 2011 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:35 PM

Reading
http://macintouch.com
There are many Reader Reports here on all subjects.
http://macfixit.com
http://xlr8yourmac.com

4. The best programs, free and paid
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/11-online-sources-mac-freeware-mac/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-musthave-free-apps-mac/
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