New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

WIndows user to Mac mini?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
headbanger783

 
Member Since: Jun 28, 2012
Posts: 1
headbanger783 is on a distinguished road

headbanger783 is offline
The only experience I have with Apply is a few times back in college.....7-8 years ago. I've been a PC person my whole life. I was thinking of getting a Mac Mini but had a few questions. If these have been asked I apologize. I use a usb Kensington wireless keyboard with my PC would it be compatible with the Mac Mini? Would I be able to eventually get something like Final Cut to edit videos on a Mac Mini? I know Apple recently changed things with Lion...what about software compatibility? Will old programs work or no?

And finally what about buying a used older Mac? If there's anything else you think I should know I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,429
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
The Kensington BT keyboard should work with a Mac Mini as well as other BT brands. There may be some off brand BT devices that may not be recognized but that would be unusual.

As far as older programs working with Lion.... Any program that uses PPC code will not run in Lion. Even some programs that state they're universal but have a PPC installer will not work. I've run into that several times. If any of your programs fall into that category, you will need to update them.

Buying an older Mac is like buying anything used. You need to be careful to make sure everything is working and that all original disks are included.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac and the Three Beep Freeze (video) | Can you connect a bluetooth keyboard and tracpad to mini »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Securing / restricting user access on a Mac within a Windows network? yn2k OS X - Operating System 1 08-16-2010 05:46 PM
OS X stops making sounds rsherid OS X - Operating System 9 06-16-2010 12:36 AM
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide UncSki1218 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 80 06-10-2008 10:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?