Made The Switch! :-)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dummptyhummpty, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. dummptyhummpty macrumors regular

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    I finally got my fully loaded Powerbook 15". So far I love it, I can't wait till I get my dell flat screen though. I'm currently installing MS Office and must ask which is better Ical/Address Book vs MS Entourage? I use MS Outlook on my pc but I was looking forward to Ical/Address Book. I just want to say thank you macrumors for helping me make the right choice. Now I just need to copy everything over and im set. Also is there any way to change the capitalization in my home directory name. Lastly, how can I reset the dock size/magnification settings. Thanks!
     
  2. freiheit macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it depends on what you need from your PIM. If you need Exchange support, then I'd guess Entourage is your only option. If you don't, then iCal/AddressBook/Mail are very tightly integrated with each other and with MacOS X, which can make one heck of a combination.

    Personally I use Mozilla Thundebird. :)
     
  3. SRSound macrumors 6502

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    I just made a similar post just a few days ago. This is an amazing machine - I love mine and I'm sure you will love yours. I switched from using outlook to Mail/iCal and found it to be more intuitive and useful, with far superior spam blocking! As for changing the dock, Apple menu > System Preferences > dock. OR just click the thing that looks like a light switch with an apple in your dock. Enjoy!
     
  4. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    If you have an ipod i'd use apples software... ical and address book, isync works instantly to put it all on you ipod. I suppose there is a way to set up entourage to do that too, but i got an apple for simplicity, and ical and address book offered this, just one click of a button and its all on the ipod.

    I find apples versions easier to use as well.

    Use ical and address book unless you need some features that microsoft offer.
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    Or


    Apple menu --> Dock --> Dock Preferences... :D

    Don't forget to use Help menu if you need some help and Spotlight if you want to find something on your hard drive :)

    15 inch PowerBook is awsome!!! but expensive... :(

    I use Address Book/Mail/iPod :D
     
  6. dummptyhummpty thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks every one! I do have an IPOD but I don't use it much...maybe in college. I really like Ical but Entourage's contacts seemed cooler. I have been using MS Outlook forever but I could start to use Apple's stuff. I'll have to mess with them both. Also what I meant about the dock was how can I set it back to the settings it came with when I got the powerbook, some how the size got changed to huge and I liked it how it was when I 1st turned it on. Thanks again.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The only thing that you can do is go to Preferences > Dock and make adjustments until you have the Dock back to the position that you prefer. Welcome as a Mac User! ;)
     

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