Can a mac open things like rar files and zip files?
Also, will any usb flash drive be able to hold mac data?
Please help me. I'm in a dilemma of whether to buy a new mac or a new notebook.
It shouldn't be a dilemma. You won't regret buying a Mac. If the bride is Scarlett Johanssen you don't need to handle the goods to know you're on to a good thing.
Place a few files of interest onto a USB flash drive. Walk into any store with Macs and plug it it. Experiment to see what you can and can't open, then do research on any possible problem files.