I'm such a Mac n00b

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  1. friednanners

    friednanners Sliver Member

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    Well, just came home a bit ago with my new MBP, and I must say, it's awesome! But I do have some questions, mostly stupid ones, because this is my first switch to mac although I've used them before.

    Ok, how can I install AIM? It comes up as a .bin file, and then to open it it's using the trial version of excel.

    Why does it recognize firefox as a 'disk'?

    Can somebody point me to a mac FAQ with beginner questions? I could use the help.

    EDIT: Is it OK to keep this plugged in all the time? How should I manage the battery, it'd be nice if I can just keep it plugged in with no problems.

    More questions to come as I come across them. Thanks!
     
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    Using iChat as of now, figured it out!
     
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    :h5: I just switched to macs as well. A couple years ago I would of laughed at the idea, but here I am and I really like my new system

    like the other guy saud, use adium, it is way cooler

    go to that disk and drag the icon to your application folder to install it. It is almost too simple.

    browsing the mac shack and reading the stickies helped me ALOT. also there are alot of mac sites and forums out there that help alot. More technical stuff, raider007 and lolzilla here in the macshack are awesome, they should be mods and running the place.


    i don't see why not :dunno:

    :werd:
     
  5. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    link for you:
    Beginners guide to OSX:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner's_Guide

    How to install on a mac:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X

    How to uninstall on a mac:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Uninstalling_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X

    honestly, read those to get your basics...

    about AIM: use either AdiumX (preferable, super customizable), or iChat
    about your Battery: you can leave it plugged in all you want, do a battery refresh/cycle on it every couple of months if you're worried about it.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    agreed...we'd smack the gayness out of machood... :bigthumb:
     
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    friednanners Sliver Member

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    Wow, thanks for the help so far!

    One thing I'm having trouble with is streaming videos with windows media player, how can I get it to work?
     
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    Make sure you have the latest version of Flip4Mac installed.
    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm

    With that, I haven't found a WMV that didn't work. (with Safari anyway)
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    don't install windows media player...MS stopped supporting it about 3-4 years ago...
    use flip4mac instead. It'll install the wmp codec into your quicktime. even MS tell you to do that instead...
     

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