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Author Topic: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.  (Read 6410 times)

zridling

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Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:28 AM »
PCMag.com's David Epstein provides a very handy list for those moving to Mac. (single page).

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Macs are elegant; Macs are powerful; Macs are, for the time being, remarkably safe from infection. But when people tell you that Macs are "intuitive," you're well within your rights to sneer. In my ten years of using Macs, I've found them no more intuitive than Windows PCs, perhaps even a little less so. If you're a recent or prospective switcher, you might avoid some trial and error by dipping into the following grab bag of factoids and advice.
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Well, that just about scratches the surface. Mac aficionados will note with displeasure that I haven't said a word about Time Machine, Dashboard widgets, Spaces, Automator, or any of several thousand other things you're probably going to like.

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 10:16 AM »
Thanks for that, Zaine  :Thmbsup: A nice, balanced read, and some good pointers, to boot! I learned some things and will try them out next time I'm on my iBook.

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 10:22 AM »
Great article! But no thanks, I'll stick to Windows (and correct usage/maintenance/mgmt) and VM's/virtualization :Thmbsup:

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 10:25 AM »
A very good article.  I wished I had this when our school purchased 10 Macbooks two years ago.  I certainly struggled with finding those Windows commands that I could use on the Mac.  A lot of them I have figured out or have found out since then.  

But give my PC anyday!   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 10:27 AM »
Good to see so many people here moving to Mac!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 10:29 AM »
Good to see so many people here moving to Mac!  :Thmbsup:
You like seeing people moving to overpriced hardware and an even more tightly controlled closed ecosystem than Windows? :huh:

zridling

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 11:15 AM »
If nothing else, it's interesting to see the overt differences between the two. If you've ever been around Mac forums, they can give great -- and withering -- feedback, whether they're listened to or not!

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 11:16 AM »
Good to see so many people here moving to Mac!  :Thmbsup:
You like seeing people moving to overpriced hardware and an even more tightly controlled closed ecosystem than Windows? :huh:
ssh just stirring things up a little.

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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 05:43 PM »
Good to see so many people here moving to Mac!  :Thmbsup:
You like seeing people moving to overpriced hardware and an even more tightly controlled closed ecosystem than Windows? :huh:

Null set for me. I never take what somebody else is using personally.

Life's short enough as it is. 8)


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Re: Making the switch from Windows to Mac? Read this first.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 12:11 AM »
LOL, this makes me chuckle...

I feel the need to constantly snipe at myself as an Apple/Windows/Red Hat/Ubuntu user :P

I agree with 40hz in that life is too short to bicker about pros and cons since as in life we all have our wrinkles :)