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Discussion in 'macOS' started by waloshin, Dec 13, 2008.
Did you find using Mac osx for the first time was confusing or hard?
Not really. Was a bit of a learning curve but I was able to navigate around pretty fast. I have a lot of friends who have used Macs for years that were able to help me if I got stuck and the forums have been a big help to. Still learning different things and my experience with OS X just keeps getting better...
It was confusing at first, but then I'm exceptionally good with computers of any OS, so not that big of a deal.
I've always had a Mac so switching from OS 7 to OS X wasn't big for me. Macs don't come with helpful manuals but there are several out there that can help you learn the basics. It shouldn't take long so don't feel discouraged at first.
No, it was different, but it was easy to get the grips off, just like it is supposed to be.
It is definitely a learning curve, but once you get a few basic things it all make sense... I've been a Windows user for over 10 years, and I have to admit that Leopard is more fun and friendly than Windows.
I'm still learning, since I only switched roughly 2 months ago, but I believe I have learned a ton of stuff and I am thoroughly enjoying my mac.
David Pogue's Missing Manual series.
I bought the one for Panther OSX10.3 as that was the OS I started on, Tiger and Leopard versions are now available. Worth it's weight in gold for switching after many years on Windows and didn't know any Mac users to ask.
I used Pogue's books as well when moving from Windows to OSx. Good stuff.
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Yeah it's taking me a little time to get use to.
I've been a windows user since 1993, and Just got a first Gen Imac as loner so I could learn to support, and network.
At least I think it first gen, but anyway looking for testing docs or software, I got 9L0-401, testing stuff, I would not believe it would be that much different but you never know.
I fiddled around with my first one. I messed it up a few times, but I also learned how to fix it
A lot of people migrated over to OS X from Windows. I personally have been using Macs for many years and migrated over from the classic Mac OS. The classic OS and OS X are very different. However I did not find that moving around was all that difficult. I guess the thing for me was that even though the OS X finder is different from say OS 9, the way you access files and apps is basically the same.
I could imagine that migrating over from Windows would be a little different. IMO I think migration is not as hard as a lot of people think. The OS X file system is a lot more streamlined and organized then on Windows. I find the Windows file system to be a completely confusing environment where commonly used utilities are buried deep within the task manager and menu bars do not match from one application to another.
I feel migration would be relatively easy as it is a migration to a simpler better laid out and well planned OS.
I had read a lot on XvsXP.com back before Vista was out and before it became a wiki (which made it less helpful, in my opinion), so I knew a lot of the difference from Windows already. Really I think as long as you keep an open mind and don't just expect everything to be just like Windows, the learning curve isn't too bad.