I have went to MAC and will never go back!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brvheart, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. brvheart macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007

    I just wanted to say that I got a MBP last week, I have only spent a few days with it. I have been a life long PC/Windows user. I got an iphone as yes I am addicted to gadgets like a lot of you. I was/am well pleased with it, so it got me wondering about the mac's in general, so I crossed over. I must say that I am having a learning curve as Windows over complicates things like installing and uninstalling things. I was used to having to walking through a bunch of steps, windows doing it's thing, .dlls etc to simple drag and drop. And dont get me going on uninstalling....

    anyways, there are still a lot of things that I am not getting, but I am sure that the more reading that I am doing the more I will get it, but one thing is for sure I dont see me buying another PC ever. With the fact that I can run windows inside via vmware, I do not see the need to buy a pc...

    Thank you all for this forum, the way that it is layed out, the newb guides that you have etc. I hope that this post is in the right spot...for me it is back to lurking until I can know enough to help others :)
  2. tweaks macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2008
    I feel the same as you do. I own a computer repair store and obviously my business is 75 percent virus and spyware. People often wonder why all my computers that are work stations are mac :D I wont be buying a pc anytime soon.

    Fusion is king for me.
  3. Samarium macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2008
    @ home.
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  5. brvheart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    thanks guys... anyone recommend open office as a alternative to office 2k8 or iwork?

    also, sorry I will not make that mistake... Mac....not MAC ;)

    will this installer help with files that were already installed before the use of this?
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    I like neooffice as well.

    iWork is a great deal at the price given, I'd recommend it.
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
  8. brvheart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Oh yes, that is where I read how to do it to begin with :), that was the first thing that I read. I am now on to try to figure out how to configure clamav (from Clamxav.com). I know that everyone says I dont have to worry about the viruses with Mac, but I am paranoid....if there is one virus out there it will find me...it is my luck :D
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Only if you go to certain porn sites.
  10. brvheart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    well I blew it all on the MBP, so free is good for me :) anyone second the Neooffice? Also will it open up MS files?

    no worries about that here ;)
  11. ghostwriter macrumors regular


    Nov 7, 2006
    Rocky Mountains U.S.A.
    Like many converts, I'll never go back to the dark side. Mac's are simply more intuitive and make the user experience positive. They're not perfect. They have their moments but deliver 95% of the time. No windows pc ever made me that happy. :)
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Not just porn sites.

    I once installed XP using Boot camp on my iMac. While I was waiting for some program to install in XP, I decided to visit my girlfriends MySpace. On her homepage, I saw a command prompt window open and something executed. Needless to say, in a few seconds I was in popup hell and had a few viruses as well. I tried removing them by installing AVG but it could not remove the viruses. I then just deleted the Boot camp partition and started all over again.

    The truth is, you can get a virus on a Windows machine by visiting any website, even Mac Rumors if the owner didn't know his server was infected.

    I once said that I would never go back to XP either but there are still a few things that work better on Windows machines such as the news reader I like. I haven't found a good usenet newsreader for OS X yet so I have two of my Macs using Boot camp. I still find that having to boot into Windows to be inconvenient so tonight, I went out and bought a new HP laptop just for this purpose. I still prefer OS X and my Macs but I still prefer a Windows machine for a few things.
  13. tennismanclay macrumors regular


    May 11, 2007
    yes. There is appcleaner and appdelete. Both work great.

    I second neoffice, try that and open office and see what you like.
  14. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    Isn't that the truth! To this day I can't burn a DVD in Windows and I can barely transfer files between two PC's on a wireless network, both tasks give me zero problems on the Mac.

    Congrats on your switch and I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying it.
  15. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Who's talking about windows? we all know that its a virus infested sewer of an OS
  16. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2006
    Congrats on buying the MBP, and I'd advise not buying Office 2008 because I've read of several major problems including frequent crashes. iWork 08 is a very stable and useful product that handles Word files well, but if you really want a free version, neooffice is good enough.
  17. deputylove8 macrumors regular


    Mar 25, 2008
    in the comfort of my room...in Singapore
    Welcome to the club...hehehehe

    I was a convert...hehehhe..and I will never goooo back too!! HEHEHEHHEEHHEHE

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!...the main reason as to why I aint converting to other brands is because the all run windowssssssssssss.hehehe
  18. tmelvin macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2008
    I agree with part of this. If you need a "free" office app, then NeoOffice or OO is good. However, the nonsense about Office 08 crashes is off base. I've been using Office 08/SP1 without any issues; no crashes, no slow start times, etc. Like any app, if you have a bunch of "crap" installed on your system [especially the shareware/freeware route], or apps in your startup, then sure you'll have issues.
  19. happylau macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008

    Yeah!!!! I'm also an MBP user recently converted, I love this machine, I can do my work soooo easy and everything goes smooth! And I work with specific scientific programs and have never had a problem with them :)
    Although I also use Office 2008 and I'm really happy with it, it's true that it's the only program that really slows down my computer... :( Apart from the hard work that MatLab does. I'm buying 4GB RAM soon though to boost it up even more!!
  20. tmelvin macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2008
    Maybe that's why I haven't noticed any slowdowns with Office 08 :p
  21. danrodney macrumors newbie


    Jul 22, 2002
    If you want to learn keyboard shortcuts

    As a newbie, you may want to check out the reference I made on my website that lists a lot of Mac keystrokes. It also explains the weird symbols you see in the menus, so you can figure out which key that is on the keyboard.

    If you want to check it out: http://www.danrodney.com/mac

    Best of luck and enjoy your Mac...
  22. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    I like my Mac. It's fast, it's stable, and it gets things done. :)

    I have a Linux workstation too. It's also fast and doesn't crash, but I also have to spend time fixing stuff on it to get it working right. I also don't like open source weenies forcing their philosophy down everyone's throats. I need a computer to get my work done. Telling me I can't have Wifi drivers or graphics drivers because someone else is constipated is not helping.

    Windows... Well, no need to bash it here. Windows is the new COBOL. You use it because your Boss makes you use it, or there is a legacy program that you need. I keep a trim Windows 2000 install in a VM, and I pull it out only when I need it.
  23. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    The Apple store in Portland, Oregon is called "The MAC Store." :(
  24. flounder21 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    The South
    Congrats on your new Mac. I just recieved my new MBP yesterday and havent got a clue as to what to do *baby steps*! It definitly is awesome and will take some getting used to:confused:. If its as cool as my iphone then I know it was a good decision on buying one!:)
  25. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    Gratz on switching to MAC. I was a life long Windows user also until about 2 years ago. Now a have quite a few MAC's; at home, in my office and in the lab.


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