Messages from Beyond the World of MAC

Welcome to the QMAC website.  Since this is my first blog here at QMAC let me introduce my self. My name is Ryan Chittenden, and I have been a MAC user since February 15th, 2011.  Yes, I am a MAC noob.

You must be asking yourself what the heck this noob could possibly have to share that will help me? Well, first of all, I have been using computers since the very first days of the personal computers in the late 80ies.  I have used Apple II, SE30s, and even the original iMac when they were top of the line.  However, most of my experience in my 15 years of web development is front of a Windows machine.

I came to Qatar to work on building websites, I came toting my bag of web tricks an showed up for my first day of work, discovered this beautiful, alien, unibody MacBookPro having no real idea of the world I was about open.  Now, I like to think I am pretty open minded person, and really a computer is just a tool, albeit an important one.  First switching to the MAC seemed ackward and alien to me.  However, from the first few tentative clicks as a clicked around the UI and made my way thru the process of making the computer mine, Apple’s intuitive’s OSX lived up to the hype.

My first tip to a new from Windows user is to enable “secondary click”, this will give you back the oh-so all to handy right-click.  This process may vary depending what mouse you have attached to your MAC.  I used a Magic Mouse.  System preferences -> Mouse.  Then check “Secondary Click” and select “Right” in the select box.  Just close the window after, Windows guys resist the temptation to look for the OK or Apply button…the change has been already made!

Over the coming weeks and months I will share my experiences as I transition from Windows7 to the wonderful world of MAC.  With iOS 5 and Lion coming, there going to be lots and lots of things to share.

Yours truly,

Ryan Chittenden
MAC noob

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One Response to Messages from Beyond the World of MAC

  1. avatar warren says:

    Ryan please check your emails we sent a few last night.

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