BackgroundA few month ago, a friend just gifted me his MacBookPro.
About two years earlier he felt to need a Mac to be cool, but never managed the transition as a decades old Windows user. So he switched back to Windows. And his old MacBookPro now is mine.
To overcome my almost exclusive Windows only experience so far, I decided to use the Mac to dive into node.js development.
This blog post is just a little scratch pad to note down some steps and findings with the basic setup of OSX. Development related stuff will come later. More might follow.
Attention: For an even moderately experienced Mac user most of the things might be trivial. But being an almost Windows-only person so far, I'm constantly finding myself struggling with absolutely basic stuff.
Phase 0 - Six Month Ago
- Created a new user account including getting an AppleId. - Interesting: It felt strange to type apple.com into a browser's address bar. :)
- Deleted the previous owner's account
- Got the latest version of OSX
- Got Dropbox from the AppStore and set it up
- Set up the pre-installed Microsoft Outlook 2011 (strange version number for a Windows-guy)
Print a Photo from my Camera
A few of the challenges along that way:
- Simply seeing a file from the inserted memory card. Constantly hitting Win+E (which is not there of course) to open a Windows Explorer. Accidentally found the automatically mounted memory card on the Desktop (is it called like this on a Mac?)
- Installing the correct driver for my photo printer
- Chosing photo paper instead of normal paper. I remember that I gave up on this one. The result of the print was awful.
I'm sure it will take quite an amount of time until I will feel productive on OSX as well. But I will strive for it and share.