Thread: New Mac User
01-13-2005, 01:39 AM #1sdg520GuestNew Mac User
I'm new to Macs (well I used one at work a looong time ago) and I'm new to user forums, so I hope I don't make too many faux pas.
My Mac: an Imac G5 20" with 1.8ghz, 512mb, 160gb. Plus a 40gb 3Gen Ipod.
Hey, this machine is awesome. I'm having a great time with it. But my old machine was so old, that I'm wondering if the flip from PC to Mac is as great as I think it is. I had a 333mhz clone (and that was a processor upgrade). It had a 13" monitor and 3gb hd, 92 ram. Not only that, but I had a 56k dial up with free access (10 hours months) through Netzero. I think I was one of their original customers. Now I've got a 5mhz cable pipe.
How I use my mac: I constantly have 10+ windows open. The F9 Expose feature rocks. My machine is either full on or in sleep mode. I have music streaming from KEXP (awesome!!!) uncompressed at 1.5mhz most of the time. Really what my Mac is turning into is an extremely sophisticated communication and music device.
I have a list of things I would have done differently in my Mac purchase, things I'd do the same, some gripes, and quite a few raves, but I think I'll wait to see if I get any responses before I start listing those.
01-13-2005, 02:47 AM #2
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01-13-2005, 07:22 AM #3
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cool, you know you cam also use F10 and F11, right?
01-13-2005, 11:20 AM #4sdg520Guest
Yes. I know about F10, F11, but F9 is the one I'm always using
01-13-2005, 12:52 PM #5sdg520Guest
One thing this former PC user would have done differently:
Not spent $150.00 on MS Office. First of all, lots of people (I found out later) have extra licenses that they would have given me if they'd known I was getting a Mac--the student/teacher version comes with 3 licences; second, I could have gotten along with apple works--Office is way more sophisticated than I need; third, Mac's got a new iwork program that looks like it could fill the need for half the price--and be apple native.
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