Going Mac? Got a question?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Iron Flatline, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Hi all.

    For those of you leaving Windows and going to an Apple Macintosh, I know there's a bit of a steep learning curve as you get to know all the shiny new buttons and icons.

    Questions? Consider checking the My First Mac Forums... They remember their first day as well, and are willing to get you over the hump.

    Right, thought some of you might find this helpful.
     
  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Gee And I thought Mac was supposed to be so easy? :)
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It is. The problem isn't with the Mac, it is getting your stuff OUT of Windows :)
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The problem is its too easy, windows users have come to expect unnecessary complexity.

    Example: Windows ME, a piece of an operating system, built on top of Windows 98...running over DOS...thats a recipe for stability!
     
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    It's overly simple actually...
    It dumbs everything down...
    But I think they did it alright...works for me.
    Now...Vista...while I do like it as an advancement from XP...it's far too idiotproof for me. I can't figure out how to work it...cause it's too dummie oriented...lol
    OS X is just right for a compromise between dummie and computer literate users.

    Although...I don't think you'd need a guide to switching...all you do is switch. Leave your windows files on yoru windows computer...you probably don't use any of it anyways (almost guaranteed unless it's all photos)
     
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    Do you know of any forums for those leaving the Mac and going Windows?
     
  7. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No. I even googled it, found nothing.
     
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    m1a1fan TPF Noob!

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    Once you go Mac you'll never go back! :lol:
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    what if you enjoy the windows environment?
     
  10. Sideburns

    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I have a Mac.
    I use Windows all the time.

    Fanboys don't sit so well with me...

    It's kind of weird on a site that frowns on "canon/nikon/pentax/etc" fanboys...though it's perfectly ok to be a Mac fanboy...lol.

    Oh well.

    They're both great. The hardware is EXACTLY the same. The software may be different, but not so different that it's not like using a computer anymore....lol
     
  11. DoofClenas

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    I'm sorry...

    join us...

    we don't bite...

    that much.


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  12. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am not really a Mac Fanboy, I just play one on the internet.

    In all seriousness, Windows XP right now is perfectly usable.

    Vista? Ouch.
     

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