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  1. henry.453 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Carrollton Ga.
    Ineed help to make my mind.

    I am getting more and more unhappy with Windows, and thinking of changing to Apple in the next few months. the trouble i known noting about Apple, so I have to start somewhere. Can any one give me any help . I need to start with the basis. Thanks Henry.453
  2. BVeritas macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008

    Just look through this link and then go to an Apple store. Apple will even transfer all of your data from your PC for free.
  3. henry.453 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Carrollton Ga.
  4. womble2k2 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    Hi Henry,
    I purchased my first mac just 3 years ago, after being a PC user for almost 16 years. I bought a iBook G4 and had it unboxed, powered up and connected to the internet via Wireless in just 3 minutes without opening the manual.

    The OS X interface in very intuitive and if you can get out of the PC mindset, you will find tasks a lot easier, for example;
    1. Most applications are installed by dragging an icon from the install disk (or disk image) to the applications folder. Some require some options to be detailed, but generally only required to be changed from default if you are doing something unusual.
    2. Removing applications is done by dragging an application icon to the trash.
    3. As all applications use the same space on the screen for menus, changing to the currently selected application, you find the screen a lot less cluttered than a Windows PC.

    I'm currently using OS X Panther, but hoping to buy a new Macbook Pro in a couple of months, and from what I have seen of Leopard, it is even easier to use.

    You will find the bundled software, including iLife, very useful.

    Also, I've only experienced a small number of occasions where hardware doesn't have a driver or application to make it work. In these occasions, you can run Windows, via Bootcamp or Parallels, to use the PC software. (Only my girlfriends Samsung mobile has caused issues).

    If you are still unsure, you can either visit an Apple Retail Store, or a partner such as John Lewis (in the UK), to try them out with guidance from an assistant.

    If you are lucky to be close to a Retail Store, they do demos and workshops guiding you through the use their systems and software.

    As my PC desktop has recently died, I am currently also looking at the Mac Mini as a stop gap until I can afford a iMac as well as Macbook Pro. So I'm about to complete my move from PC to Mac and only wish my employer did the same!!

  5. Xorro macrumors regular


    Dec 19, 2008
    Another Mac convert here and I just love telling everyone! I have become quite a Mac bore at work.

    I bought my first ever Mac 2 weeks ago and had spent months beforehand worrying about not understand the OS, or how it works (where's Windows Explorer or Regedit??)

    Anyway, unpacked it, plugged in the Cat5, turned it on. A few minutes later I was on the net and downloading FireFox :)

    Best thing I ever bought, I think of all the years I have wasted faffing around with Windows and its foibles. The Mac really does 'just work', even my technophobic partner can use it without my assistance.
  6. azdunerat macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    I converted to mac about two months ago. Never had used mac before and was a complete windows fan up untill the last six months, when I lost my computer twice to a virus. I was so sick of it that my wife and I walked into an apple store and replaced our entire home PC system with mac.

    There is a bit of a learning curve and Mac users tend to talk a bit different type of jargon than the normal PC stuff. But after I learned what the finder was and where stuff went I will never go back to PC. If you are nervous about the up front investment buy a Mac Mini, only 600.00 and really does everything the average user could ask.
  7. henry.453 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Carrollton Ga.
    Thanks for your help on making up my mind.

    Again thanks for your help. I might be 6 months away yet got some work todo around house . Thanks Henry

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