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What to Expect When Using a Mac for the First Time

Macs are substantially more pricey than ordinary computers. However, like many Windows and Linux users, I used to think about what it is like to be using a Mac? In this article, I share with you the experience of using a Mac for the first time and the information about what to expect when using a Mac and its benefits.

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First Impression

The design is its essence. Everything is thought out in detail, from the packaging to the aluminum cased device and glass screen. After you press the magic power button, take time to admire the intro sound and beautiful desktop wallpaper. It will definitely not let you forget to smile for some time, at least.

Get ready for a fantastic user experience.

Apple designers pay much attention to building the highest standard user interfaces. So performing various actions on Mac may be unusual at first. But once you get used, it becomes easy and natural. From personal experience, I can say that user experience on Mac is one of its strongest points for which it is worth using.

Excellent user support

Should anything happen to your Mac, dial Apple’s telephone technical support? This is for the first 90 days after the purchase date. If you want to enjoy the telephone support longer, you must buy the AppleCare plan.

Easy money spending

Eventually, every Mac user will want to register an iTunes account. iTunes is a versatile application that acts as a media library and player, a marketplace for music, videos, e-books, etc., and a device central for synchronizing and updating iDevices.In addition, the iTunes account is a cornerstone of Apple’s merchandising system. It uses your credit card details to make purchases in iTunes and App Store. The consequence of this is a seamless shopping experience and an increased monthly statement figure.

No self fiddling of hardware and OS

If you are used to manually cleaning Registry and quarterly reinstalling OS, then forget all this. Due to its design, Mac OS X is very stable. You will be able to use advanced features like Automator and Terminal. Intruding hardware makes the warranty void. You may only manually upgrade RAM. For everything else, you have to turn to the authorized center. The warranty for new Macs is one year.

Plenty of software

App Store is an official application supplied with every Mac and used to obtain free and paid software. However, some developers don’t publish their software in App Store. That means you may find yourself searching for Mac applications on the Internet.

No worries about safety

It is said that Mac computers are not vulnerable to viruses. However, from personal experience, I can confirm that d never needed to install an antivirus or remove a virus. during several years of using iMac and MacBook Pro

Getting used to

Mac OS X is a different operating system from Windows and Linux. And many things are done in a different, unique, Mac way. So itt will take you time to find out how to perform basic tasks on your Mac.

Weird slang

Apple uses self-created terminology for marketing all its products. At first, it may be hard to know all the new words like Spotlight, Dock, and Dashboard. However, learning the vocabulary will help you to resolve your questions quickly.


Now you have an idea about what to expect if you decide to purchase a Mac. Some say that once you try it, you will never go back. In my case, it’s true. It’s up to you now to find out whether it will be true for you. Oleg V. Kuznetsov is a Mac expert and the developer of several Mac-related web resources. Once you decide to get yourself a new Mac, check out and download Essential Mac Apps.

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