Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird
In This Chapter
Identifying the important parts of your iMac
Locating the right home for your computer
Plugging stuff in and getting hooked up
Playing with your bundled software
Buying additional stuff that you might need
You bought a brand-new iMac, and there it sits, in the box. Waiting. Waiting for you.
If you’re a little nervous about unpacking that shiny aluminum-and-glass rectangle, I completely understand. Face it: The latest iMac follows in the footsteps of many revolutionary iMac designs that have come before it. (In other words, it doesn’t look like a computer at all, and that can be a bit disconcerting.) And if you’re switching from a Windows PC to the Apple universe, you might find yourself floating weightlessly in your office or your living room without a familiar bulky PC case to anchor yourself. Hence the reluctance you might be feeling.
However, dear reader, let me assure you that you’ve indeed made The Right ...