What are your thoughts about going from a pc which I have been using my entire 17 year life to going onto buying a Mac. What are some key things that I will notice when I do get my Mac Mini this week? Will the entire experience change for me or will I feel the same about switching. What are your thoughts? While I got your attention should I install Windows 7 on my new Mac Mini? There are some programs I can only gtet on the PC side. I don't know the programs off the top of my head! Anyways what will I notice from switching from a PC to a Mac. The one thing I won't miss, well maybe I'll miss it is my loud computer fan. Oh my effin god. My computer right now which is a PC with Windows 7 and is an eMachines really annoys the hell out of me with a loud fan and how I can't stand to have it on. Everyday it seems to get louder and louder!!! Enough about me ranting about the loud fan but back to what I was asking. What features will I notice when switching from a PC to a Mac? I won't say bye to Windows for long because EVERYBODY I mean everybody in my entire house uses PC and when they have PC problems they come crying to me. When I do get my Mac Mini the first words I'll say out of my mouth when they come crying to me about there PC problems are YOU SHOULD OF WENT WITH A MAC!!! Before I go are there any programs you recommend that I start off with the day I get my Mac Mini?
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Jul 19, 2012 at 02:18 AM
One thing you'll notice out of the gate, not all the programs you like are on Mac OS X, but there are alternatives, thank god. For example, if you're a gamer, not all the games are on Mac OS X, but if you decide to boot camp, you can have the best of both. Also, if you're a huge AeroSnap lover, you won't have it out of the gate, however Cinch does that for a price of $7.
Answer by jadtechnic · Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM
one of the first things that will change is the cost of discount hotel rooms True story
people outthere that work with public will whisper when you are near , they will be saying, oh look it a mac user I better get a good tip.. True story
oh my your a mac user I am not sure our wifi will work for you we have a windows router !
im sure the list goes on oh I like this one nice computer games only work with windows how ya going to live with a mac ..
gotta love this one you bought a $2000 computer that uses a $20 operating system you get what you pay for ..
oh yeah let us not for get you are now a apple user as part of the agreement with the law suit you have to set up a twitter account confess you are a mac user and tweet daily Samsung didn't copy its Ipad tablet True, story
Answer by Cameron · Jul 19, 2012 at 12:51 AM
It is a little to get use to at first, if you've ever used Linux that might help you to get comfortable faster. It looks very different, and at times can be better than Windows, but forget what everyone else says, they all have there strengths and weaknesses.
Answer by Lee Wood · Jul 19, 2012 at 01:14 AM
When I made the switch in 2010 I thought WTF at first boot, I didn't understand anything, and for me that was difficult, as I was normally the goto guy when it comes to computers.
However after 30 minutes or so, things began to fall into place, and I began to feel more and more at home... Admittedly it took me a few days before I was really at home with OSX... Now its just second nature :)
Programs i recommend:
Chrome iWorks (Pages, numbers and keynote) iPhoto (Already installed)
I would seriously recommend the Magic Trackpad and an decent mouse combination (NOT the magic mouse), I use the trackpad most of the time, and then when it comes to precision work I use my Logitech Performance MX mouse. I personally hate the Magic mouse, its too slow for me :)
Anyways, I would suggest just taking your time to learn the new OS, and enjoy it! Once you have understood how things work, you will find it a little more logical than Windows... If you are in doubt about something, then I suggest searching for the solution on YouTube - Which is my goto learning source these days :)
Answer by TheDutchGuy · Jul 19, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I just switched from PC (using them since late 80s) to Mac a couple of weeks ago and for me personally, I never wanna go back! It's awesome! Sure, you have to get used to certains things, but will happen FAST! As for programs, if you do a little digging around, you'll find enough alternatives. I had the same 'problem', but found everything I need. Just enjoy your new experience ;)
Answer by Drmgiver · Jul 19, 2012 at 09:16 PM
The experience, and how you use it is completely different to me. I personally don't like OSX. My own biases and how OSX was created is probably why, but I just don't like it. I stick to Linux these days. Your milage may vary. But I was a hardcore Mac user until OSX, even though I didn't really care too much for OS9, but I was willing to stick with it. After OSX I went over to Windows for a short time, until I discovered Ubuntu. I am currently no longer using Ubuntu, but I find it virtually out of question that I would ever stop using Linux.
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