Thread: XP to Mac OS
04-19-2006, 02:18 PM #16MedlinGuest
You are right on the money. Once you "de-windows" the Mac is real easy to use. Lucky for me, my girfriend bought a MBP. So, it got her 8 month old PowerBook G4. I had never used a Mac before. But, found that after banging around on it for a couple of days, I can get around and do things faster. Not to mention, I don't have to worry about all the "features" of the windows os. I really don't miss my windows machine. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new computer.
04-20-2006, 11:19 AM #17
Originally Posted by Medlin
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04-20-2006, 11:57 AM #18
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- Oct 10, 2004
- 3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
With the exceptions of games, no. I have yet to encounter anything that I want to do with my Mac that can't be done. Mac software, both quantity and quality wise, has gotten significantly better since the advent of OSX.
Wait, there is one thing. There are some video files (usually AVIs) that won't open on a Mac because there are no Mac compatible video codecs for them.
04-20-2006, 12:08 PM #19
There is a widget that you can get called Screenshot Plus. What's a little differentis that you don't need to do any shortcuts. There are four icons.
1. Does a Full screen picture
2. Drag a picture
3. Does a Window picture
4. Does a timed picture, wait 10 seconds and it will take a picture of the whole desktop when you are ready. After you take the picture you can zoom in and inspect the picture better than with Preview. You can then choose to move the picture to the Desktop, iPhoto (or any folder you want), Redo the picture, or delete it.
Plus you can take the picture in any of these formats:
Here are some pictures. Both of the Full screen ones were done by the timer, the other one is a picture of the Widget.It's all good.
04-20-2006, 12:55 PM #20MJGUKGuest
What program or function do you use to get that menu bar of apps on your menu bar?
04-20-2006, 01:45 PM #21
Originally Posted by MJGUK
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- Indiana; there's more than just corn here
- Powerbook G4 1.67 MHz
04-20-2006, 01:57 PM #22
The areas of software that, frankly, suck in Mac are:
1) Quicken (made by Intuit)
2) TurboTax (also made by Intuit)
see a trend here? Intuit has ripped a page right out of Micro$oft's playbook in terms of not playing nice with their monopoly.
I should also mention that Micro$oft is also a pain. They were nice enough to create Mac versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, but not Outlook. They create Entourage, which doesn't speak Outlook. Mac Word opens any *.doc file whether created with WinWord or MacWord -- same with Excel and Powerpoint. Entourage doesn't open *.pst files from WinOutlook, and this (for many people) is a gigantic PITA when switching from Win.
The Mac's are still far and away better than PCs IMHO -- in terms of hardware design, ergonomics, and human interface. This after 25 years of Win based machines, which I could tear down and rebuild, and make Windows do anything I wanted. Problem was, you HAD to have that kind of knowledge to make Windows work.
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