switching from a pc to a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by UmaThurman, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. UmaThurman macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2006
    Hi everyone, i'm very excited to be purchasing a mbp as soon as the new upgrades come. However im totally unfmailiar with macs, i never used one. I'm buying one after seeing my good friend use one, and i want to try something new. My question is, will it be hard to get adjusted to a mac? there's no apple stores nearby, so i can't go to a store for classes. appreciate your time.
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  3. jalagl macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    There is a short period of adjustment. It is usually a few days to a few weeks depending on how eager you are to try new things. In addition to the links Yellow provided, Apple has a Switch section on its web site. I always recommend Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue. It can be very helpful to people who are used to Windows. Best wishes.
  5. topgun072003 macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    The switch is easy and painless. The hardest part is getting back on a PC, say on a friend's computer or at work.....its just disgusting.
  6. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    Waupun, WI
    ha, there ARE ways to ease the switch to WIndows from Mac. I skinned my XP to look as much like OSX as possible.

    The Mac should be fairly straightforward to catch on to if you know your computer system well. It may take up to a month to figure out where EVERYTHING is, but all the stuff you will need right away will be easy to find and operate.
  7. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005

    I switched about 5-6 dozen when i worked for CompUsa in 5 months. I would tell everyone of them it would take 3-4 weeks for everything to sink in on a day to day basis. Some might argue but its based on people who would very rarely use a computer. That being said id say go for it ive switched my whole family and everything is happy.
  8. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I switched with ease, and enjoyed every second of it. I am surprised that noone has mentioned that you have come to the number one resource for help; as you will probably have found out, these forums are full of people like you, and even fuller with people willing to help.

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