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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Stinkythe1, Nov 6, 2005.
If you only had 15 minutes to convert someone to mac, what would you show them?
i would just let them touch my ibook.....that would get them and when they look at tiger and see how smooth it runs.
converting time...8min and 9seconds.....priceless
An iBook with Exposé (F9 and F11 in particular). Really should be a matter of ten seconds or so.
It's even better with hot corners. The expression on their face...
But then you've gotta explain to them that it's not a virus.
and u didnt hack the computer to do that. the goodness of apple
LOL. People always find it hard to believe when I tell them that Macs don't get viruses. I think it's the complete shock that there is a way to use a computer without having to deal with all that ****.
I'd just tell them you don't get any ******** virus' on macs. That's what sold me.
I wouldn't do or say anything. If they don't know that Macs are the shiznizzle by now, it ain't worth it.
Ah, I get it. So ignorant people don't deserve Macs.
probably would show them Expose, and hot corners, and then how easy stuff ios to do one mac. Along with the dock which i think is so much better then the start menu. Man i hate that thing. It like playing a game, and the main point is to se how far across the screen you can get it to go. Then i would cap the whole thing off by telling them that OS X has no viruses.
My grandpa recently got a new computer (with out much talking to me). So he got a windows computer. Well, all i can say is that i hate it!!! So much crap to deal with to register when it starts up. All the internet security stuff and ect. ect. ect. Drove me nuts. I so badly wanted to just reinstall from the backup discs and hope that none of that crap was put back on. Oh well, i think i got pretty much everything figured out now...well, at least for the next week or so.
shiznizzle?? LOL!! thanks for the good laugh....
that was priceless
I would just have them watch me go about my daily business, nothing too fancy. But just in surfing the web, checking email, organizing music, photos, video, etc. they would see how productive you can be with a mac. Hell, CMD-Q/W saves me minutes a day probably.
I would let them use the computer for 14 minutes and 59 seconds, and then point out that it didn't crash or get a virus or anything.
No laugh. It's the honest truth. I think this should go in the guides ...
I got my wife to switch by highlighting that Macs don't get virii... it did help matters immensely however that her PC was infested with spyware/adware/virii to the point of being barely functional at the time.
That's funny. I convinced a friend of mine to buy a used iBook a few months ago. She called me one day totally freaking out saying that something was taking over her computer. It was Software Update. I guess it scared her when it just opened up by itself.
All you have to do is ask them to name a song/application/document and type it in to spotlight. Thats when the jaw drops.
Well, being that I worked in an Apple store, here's what I showed people. Sorry if I'm cheating here.
-The difference between where menus are (Apple has menubar, Windows has each app with its own menu.
-iPhoto. I'm a photoshop guy, but iPhoto is simply amazing for lower end, not so technical folk.
-System Prefs (they can't believe everything is so clean and organized in there)
-How to set up your network in less than 5 minutes
-Automator. It's truly not that great, but there are some features in it that most people don't know about, that save tons of time. And its easier to use than most think).
-Debunk myths about viruses, multi-button mice, hardware compatibility.
All of that would take about 10-15 minutes with someone who's more inclined to technology. Others could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Plug in a 2-button mouse... see it works
Open up MS office (Word Excel and Powerpoint) - See we have the same office
Open iTunes/iTMS - See, we can play music & Download music
Open up Safari/Firefox - See we can get on the internet
Open Mail - We have email too
Open Photoshop - See... we can use photoshop
Open up some movies in QT or VLC - And we can watch Movies
ALL AT THE SAME TIME...
Then show them expose
While everything is running
I think dashboard is good to show off too. yes, it's eye candy, but it is still cool the first time you ever see it.
I also like to show photo slideshow DVD's I made with iPhoto & iDVD. People are amazed that I am able to create something so nice with the free software that comes with the computer...and that's just with the opening menu (I am limited to 15 minutes after all)!
And yes, all that other stuff everyone else mentioned too...