Switcher Questions, Preparing for my Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by milesdavis, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. milesdavis macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2007
    I'm waiting for my MBP, first time on a Mac. I'm hoping to avoid dual booting, and just sticking with OSX, but I have some questions, things I want to prepare for.

    1.) FONTS / Will all my windows fonts work on my Mac? I'm a designer, so this is pretty important. If not, are there alternative programs to get them to work on a Mac, or do find Mac variants?

    2.) PHOTOSHOP PLUG-INS / Are these universal, will Windows Photoshop filters work in Mac Photoshop?

    3.) PRIVACY / In Windows, there are places where you can find your recently accessed documents, internet history, etc. Is this true on a Mac as well, and if so -- are there privacy settings where you can turn things off?

    4.) Internet Explorer -- is there IE for Mac? Need it for testing purposes.

    5.) What are some cool on-line retailers for Mac accessories?

    Thats it so far -- appreciate all your help.

  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    1) If they are TrueType or OpenType fonts, yes. Windows Type 1 fonts will not work on a Mac, however.

    2) Not sure on this one, never got any Photoshop plugs besides the built-in ones.

    3) You can tell the recent docs/apps lists to not hold any items. Safari also has a "Private Browsing" mode which will not store anything in history/cache or save cookies, but this has to be invoked on a per-launch basis.

    4) No. You'll need to run Windows in something like Parallels or vmWare Fusion.

    5) I tend to buy peripherals from wherever they're cheapest, personally.
  3. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

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