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Hi, I'm from Italy, i don't speak (and write i suppose) english very well and now i just watching an old Orson Welles movie on tv ( for the press the movie is "I TARTARI"),(i think this movie will be very baaaad..... well see).
So, i love my Mac, and i love to talk about it.

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Hello. New user - recent switcher! Though I am using Bootcamp because I have to run design software in Adobe Suite, I am promising to make every attempt to fully get into the Mac headspace and explore OS X (Lion), I'm a keener - learning all shortcuts, liking the swipes and gestures in trackpad mode. (Very smooth and satisfyingly similar to using smartphones). I wanted to say THANK YOU to the great people who already replied to a couple of my "please help me" posts - fantastic speed and quality of replies. Cheers everyone.
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Hello. New user - recent switcher! Though I am using Bootcamp because I have to run design software in Adobe Suite, I am promising to make every attempt to fully get into the Mac headspace and explore OS X (Lion), I'm a keener - learning all shortcuts, liking the swipes and gestures in trackpad mode. (Very smooth and satisfyingly similar to using smartphones). I wanted to say THANK YOU to the great people who already replied to a couple of my "please help me" posts - fantastic speed and quality of replies. Cheers everyone.
Hi and welcome to the forums.
First off don't go chucking away your Windows if you are still in need of it. There is quite a % of members here run BC or a virtual machine to run Windows.
Although this is a Mac Forum there is a separate sub forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac that deals with "Windows on a Mac". DOH Re-read that but will leave in anyways lol
We won't bite your head off if you mention Windows here

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Hi all. My name is Darell Barney and I'm from New Orleans. I am new to the forum but not at all new to macs. I do look forward to learning from y'all.
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Hello everyone. I'm Bill and a new Macbook Pro owner/user. After using PC's since around 1993, it was time to seek reliability. We run 7-8 computers at my house and my system and network admin duties just never stop. I run Linux on a couple machines for a bit more reliability, but the family has not embraced it because it cannot run some of their favorite software and games. As a result, we have a mix of Win XP, Win 7, Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, Ultimate Edition, Debian) and now Mac.

So far so good. Enjoying reading through the forum and looking forward to interacting as I learn more and become more familiar with my Mac. It's an incredible machine so far and nothing I have ever seen can touch it in terms of beauty and ease of use. Having a strong Linux background certainly helped the transition because much of the setup, file system, etc. is similar. It almost feels like Linux with a different desktop environment, but even that line is blurring with Ubuntu and others sharing many commonalities (software center similar to app store, iCloud similar to Ubuntu One, file system similarities (home, root, etc), system tools and settings app and many others. OS X looks visually like a Linux distro done right, but functionally it is so simple to use and everything works perfectly so far including my HP Printer auto detect and setup.

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Good morning everyone. New to Mac myself. We have been Linux (Centos, Fedora, Mythdora, Debian, and a little Ubuntu) users for years. We do a lot of community repairs for low income families on PC's. About 2 weeks ago a 13" Macbook (mid 2007 model) came in. It took a bit of googling (that's how I found this forum) and 2 chats with Apple to get it working. Basically they had dropped it, and the hard drive had failed and no back up media, so it was stuck on the white screen of death and no startup sound. We were impressed with the quality of the hardware and support Apple offered, so we went and purchased a couple Macbook pro's. the transition has been easier than I thought, we can use most of the same tools we use for what we do. My wife is having a bit of trouble, she prefers Gnome 2, she has the same issues with Gnome 3...... but to sum it up, with the help of post in this forum we were able to help a family and introduce us to a whole ecosystem we didn't even know existed.
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Hi everyone.

I just received a Macbook Pro 17" on Friday. This officially marks my return to the world of Apple. I got my first one in 1992 which was a LC III, followed by a Centris 610. I had to leave for one specific program and so got a PC in 1999. Stepping into the Windows world did lead me to starting my own computer repair business and doing rather well at it.

Somewhere along my travels in that world, I was given a white and blue G3 that I messed with, upgrading and such, but it was outdated then and my PCs overpowered it greatly. I'd been wanting to put my feet back in both worlds, so, as I Friday, here I am. It's all coming back. I do love Macs.

Right now, I'm just going through the forums to pick up tips. Things have changed since OS 7 ;-)
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Hi I'm Scott and this is my first Mac. It's a Mac book Pro 13.3". I bought this 3 weeks ago and coming from a PC I'm still not sure I made the right decision. Not pleased with the proprietary aspects of Mac. Now I can't view You Tube videos, it stopped all of a sudden. I really don't real like dropping from 64 to 32 bit to solve this problem. Well, I'll keep trying to get use to this platform, but I'm finding it very frustrating at times after using PC's for 25 years.
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My name is James. I've owned several macs and I'm a dedicated apple fan.
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Hi. I'm new to the forums, and finding lots and lots to read. I haven't fully switched, yet, although I got my feet wet with the iPhone and iPad 2 (now the "new" one, as well). I'm a windows business application programmer, and have been for 25 years. I used to be quite "anti-Apple" for many of the same reasons that I now really like Apple products. Being a programmer, I wanted to always be able to get under the hood and tweak. Now... I'd rather just be productive rather than having to spend all my time "tweaking" and fixing.

Case in point... I'm running Windows 7 on a fairly decent piece of hardware. Intel Core I7 quad at 3.00 ghz with raided (striped) Intel SSD drives for the system and two 1.5 TB 7200 rpm drives for data. 12gb of fast triple channel ram. Maximum cooling. This is networked to a quad core file server with a stack of drives totaling around 12 TB. The thing boots up in seconds... but that's where the fun ends. It worked spectacular for a few weeks, then the problems started. Sometimes an app will open instantly. The next time it takes 2 to 3 minutes. All sorts of network problems and timeouts. Explorer (Internet and File) crash at least once daily. I turned off every possible setting regarding Windows updates, but it still picks up updates and reboots itself right when you don't want it to. Every second time I try to shut it down, it hangs and I have to power it off. All sorts of delays and performance issues. Anyways, I could go on and on, but you get the idea. My point being, it's somewhat irrelevant what hardware you have if the OS you're using is hideously unstable.

My buddies can't figure out what I'm talking about. They say they have no problems. I went over to one buddy's house, and his pc crashed 3 times, locked up once, and had to be cold booted once just during the 2 hours I was there. I started laughing and said "You aren't having any problems?". He said "No, just little stuff like this that I'm used to".

That's when I realized that us Windows users have trained ourselves to just "live with" all the hassle, and stop realizing that it could ever be better. Therefore, I'm very seriously contemplating a 27" iMac, and hoping that perhaps life CAN be better. I love the way my "i" devices just work, simply and elegantly. From what I've seen of MacBooks and iMacs, it's pretty much the same. Less time spent mucking around with issues and googling for some type of fix or patch, and more time doing what I want to. I've been harassed over the cost of the Macs. I heard one guy reply to those comments, asking if their time was worth anything. Mine sure is. If I can save 5 hours or so a week in lost time spent trying to figure out problems, patches, and freezes, and searching the web for some type of help, I'll have more than paid for the difference in the first month, and the Windows machine starts to look way more expensive due to lost time in the following months and years. Anyways, that's my theory. Hopefully it all works out. If nothing else, I sure love how the Apple hardware and OS seem to work and I love learning new things. The gestures just seem so smooth and natural. Everything looks cool and seems easy.

My plan is to go as cold turkey as I can. Being a windows programmer, I will have to run a couple of Windows apps (e.g. there is no longer an OSX version of PowerBuilder), but I'm going to avoid it if at all possible. I've been going through all my apps to see if there is a Mac version, or a Mac app that will replace the functionality. So far so good. Only a couple that I won't be able to replace.

Anyways, I've been having fun reading through everyone's thoughts on here and discovering all the assistance provided for us newbie switchers. I'm thinking I'll maybe chronicle my experience as I go through the transition.

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My name is Becky. I am from Cincinnati area. I have degrees both in Web design and Information Technology. I have been using Macs for a number of years. I have worked on both. I am teaching myself game programming
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My plan is to go as cold turkey as I can. Being a windows programmer, I will have to run a couple of Windows apps (e.g. there is no longer an OSX version of PowerBuilder), but I'm going to avoid it if at all possible. I've been going through all my apps to see if there is a Mac version, or a Mac app that will replace the functionality. So far so good. Only a couple that I won't be able to replace.

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Hi and welcome as well Becky.
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