why did i ever change from windows to mac?

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  1. rondawg61, Mar 9, 2016
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    rondawg61 macrumors newbie

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    pretty new with mac and having issues. when i boot up the finder icon bounces and flashes a window for me to either reopen or dont reopen. I cant do a thing with it, nothing, just keeps bouncing. I figured for photography mac would be the way to go but now iam second guessing my choices. Need some help fixing this issue before this desktop with Half dome in Yosemite sees a could 9mm slugs lol..thanks for any help or advise.


    The issue has been fixed after lots of research..reboot and as soon as you hear the tone press shift key, was able to close box and then reboot
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Can you re-launch the Finder?
    Option-Command-esc will bring up the force-quit window. Select Finder, then click the Relaunch button.

    What else is in your Force-Quit window, in addition to Finder?

    It may help if you choose to not open windows that were closed when shutting down.
    That's a setting in the shut-down window. Uncheck the box "Reopen windows when logging back in"

    Or, Check the box in System Preferences/General tab, for "Close windows when quitting an app".

    Those "geniuses" at your local Apple retail store can give you some helpful insights as a new user, particularly if you are struggling with how your Mac and OS X works. Have you asked about some of your issues there?
    Ya got 5 Apple Stores within 30 miles of Phoenix. Pick your fav location.

    I'm guessing that you already have a 9mm, so I won't offer any help there :D
     
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    Your experience is not typical.

    It also helps if you buy a nice Mac too not a bad one. If it's a bad one it won't perform well.

    Just spend your money on a better one, you'll see why they're better.
     
  4. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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    Which mac model, and year of make did you purchase?
     
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I feel for you. I SOOOOO regret switching from Toyota to Ford when I got a flat tire.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Instead of belittling a new member, please help him. Obviously his post was born out of frustration and not knowing what to do given his lack of experience with OS X/Macs.


    OP, we need a little more info, is this a used computer? Was Yosemite already installed, i.e., if this is new to you, did you try a clean install (back up your data).

    Try booting up in the recovery partition (hold the cmd-r keys when rebooting the computer)
     
  7. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    It would help if you provide more information, like what kind of Mac you bought, used or new, etc. Fact that you are running Yosemite makes me think it's a used/2nd hand Mac. If it has a hard-drive, I have a feeling it's a dying hard-drive.

    Not sure why you would think Mac being "better" for photography. It all depends on the software you use. The most popular pro apps are Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and they are available on Windows as well.
     
  8. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    I feel this same way but in reverse, especially when I have to go into work on a PC with all it's updating spam spyware not waking from sleep mode wonderfulness.
     
  9. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    I think they are 'better', if you want to know the truth.

    There's a reason serious photo editors/photographers ONLY use Mac. Well it isn't a question.

    Yep. Pretty much. Has anyone else noticed that after about a year consumer level PCs just stop working? Like, suddenly being unable to boot or do anything at all. They're gross IMO.

    OP if you have an older, low spec Mac that would probably explain it. Like I had recommended before, simply buy a new one. And a nice, new one at that.
     
  10. bent christian, Mar 10, 2016
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    Ha, ha. You are joking, or are we seriously dealing with someone who has not actual knowledge of how professionals operate?

    For graphics professionals, the computer is a tool. We don't necessarily see them as the pretty entertainment devices home users do. Professional photographers, editors, and designers use whatever they feel comfortable in. Often, that is a Windows machine.
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    No, we have two notebook PCs at the house that are seven and nine years old that still run great (thanks to SSD). My designer has been using the Same PC or the past five years. I use a Mac primarily, but we have really old machines at the shop that predate me. They have IDE connectors. They must be at least ten years old. PCs work just as well as Macs if they are taken care of and made out of quality parts. I go back and forth between the two all day and at home. There is basically no functional difference for use in graphics between Windows and OSX and hasn't been for a while.
     
  11. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm not mistaken, that person's you.

    A relative of mine owns a very high end music studio. High end Mac Pros are used.

    We laugh at the plastic PCs.

    If you hate Macs, I'm not sure what brought you to the board. Sorry, just sayin'.

    BTW, I had an office full of broken work PC towers (literally) before I got rid of them. lol
     
  12. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    I will respond to the small food fight going on here.

    I'm new to Apple with my December 2012 iMac purchase.

    I am a self-taught computer technician, sole proprietor, had the shingle hanging out for a bit over fifteen years now.

    I am shocked at the level of contempt and dysfunctional chaos Microsoft bestows upon their user base. I've two quality Windows computers on my workbench and one at my wife's desk. They are all running SSD drives and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Microsoft Office 2010. They are clean, up-to-date, and free of malware, viruses, and general crap. No torrent software or any other "shady" aspects of operation.

    Microsoft is a Hot Mess.

    I could not be happier with the bundle of cash I spent on my 27" iMac. I'll be dropping another small fortune on a new one this year and getting my wife off of Windows into the soothing environment of the Mac.

    The original poster either posted and ran or is busy.

    If and/or when the OP checks back in, they need to contact AppleCare and use their 90-day technical support. Apple support sets the bar for all others.

    Good luck
     
  13. The Evaluator macrumors newbie

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    My 2008 Mac Pro (with many upgrades) works fine and will be in our home until something breaks that we cannot replace (unlikely).

    My son and wife had to use Windows systems for years, due to work and schools. When those fail, we put them into the trash or send them off to Africa. During the life of my 2008 Mac, we have thrown away or given away four Windows computers. My Mac will likely never be thrown away.

    The mystery to me is why anyone buys a Windows computer any more.
     
  14. shaunp macrumors 65816

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    PC hardware is generally more scalable and flexible and if you buy quality gear it will last. Personally I've found that Macs break just as much as PC's, or I should say that Apple laptops have had more GPU problems than the PC laptops I've had. Other peoples experiences I'm sure will be different to mine.

    OS X is great, but I don't think the current Apple hardware is anything special. If Lightroom were available natively on Linux I'd be ditching my Apple gear as I get more flexibility out of PC hardware. Windows however is frustrating.
     
  15. rondawg61 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bought in 2015 imac 21 inch ox Yosemite and paid extra to have more memory installed from McMall

    bought in 2015 imac 21 inch ox Yosemite and paid extra to have more memory installed from McMall[/QUOTE]
    I was using windows for years and most of the pros I know are using mac, they said the programs i use which is lightroom worked much better on mac than windows, second guessing and for the price i paid it better have been a new one i bought from MacMall on line.
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    I tried the force quit and the box that pops up blinks as well and will not let me do a thing..I bought this computer from macmall and was suppose to be a new one..hmmm the power went out and when i rebooted the finder icon jumps up and down and flashes a box to reopen or not but cant do anything with it...thanks
     
  16. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    It sounds definitive. You have a bad unit. I would pursue remedy with the vendor you purchased from. The behavior you describe is not normal.
    At the very least, some rudimentary diagnostics are in order, i.e. Resetting the NVRAM / Parameter RAM and running Disk Utility to check the health of the disk drive.
     
  17. rondawg61 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to hold down the shift key after rebooting, then was able to close the finder box then shut down and reboot and now all is working..thanks
     
  18. JeffyTheQuik, Mar 10, 2016
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    The tone of some of the responses are what kept me from Linux, even with being quite fluent in QNX. It does sound odd the behaviors that your Mac is exhibiting, and I'd take advantage of the 90 day free support the Apple provides. I'm not sure if they do that with MacMall stuff, but I've purchased things from Best Buy, and Apple supported them...

    Good luck, and please don't let some of the bad apples here ruin the bunch.
     
  19. Strider64 macrumors regular

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    I remember about 5 to 6 years ago my late Aunt called me over to her house to look at a problem she was having with her new MacBook. Being a Windows person for a good 30 years I felt like a fish out of water and needless to say I wasn't much help. However, that got me thinking that it can't be that be that big of problem working on an Apple computer for I have a lot of experience working and even building Window PCs. So, about a year ago I decided to buy my first Apple computer (iMac 27" 5k) and to get to know that pesky OS X that humbled me at my Aunt's house. After the first few days of fumbling around I started to get the hang of things. I just installed bootcamp and running Windows 10 without any problems (knocking on wood), I even installed Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5 on the Windows side for I didn't feel like subscribing for After Effects and Illustrator that I barely use. Now I have the best of both worlds.

    To the OP, what I'm getting at is give working on mac a good shot and I'll bet you please that you did. I would wait to install bootcamp (that's what I did) in order to get use to the iMac. Happy Computing. :):apple:
     
  20. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    1. Not all serious photo editors/photographers use Mac. If they were, Adobe would not bother making Windows version of their applications.
    2. There are qualities that Apple has a brand offer, that attract some people that are in the photography business. But I disagree in claiming a generalisation without any basis.
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    If it has the slow 5400rpm hard drive, you will be in for a painful experience. I hope you at least get the fusion drive or SSD.
     
  21. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    No, they do.

    That's what I'm trying to explain to you people.

    I'm not talking about baby's first photo edit. Or video edit. etc. Ok. If that's the stage you're at, great. More power to you.

    I'm talking about people that make real money with this s***. Now I know real people in this industry. Who know celebrities/work with them. etc. You use a Mac. Everyone uses Mac. If you don't use Mac, you're a joke. Want to know why? It's because it shows you can't even afford a Mac to work on. Look. Serious people use Mac because they can afford it and it's the standard and the expectation. If you don't use Mac with Music, photo, video, etc. You will be laughed out of the room. And again this isn't baby's first video edit. But you will be laughed out of the room. Turn on VH1. MTV. You'll see. Those are the serious guys. You want to know how? They're on TV.

    Maybe one day you will get what I mean. Good luck to ya friend.
     
  22. bent christian, Mar 11, 2016
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    I have been working in design and print, professionally, for the last 15 years. I have worked in all types of environments - from print shops to agency studios. Currently, I manage design and prepress in the print industry. I have the opportunity to work with designers and photography professionals at all levels of the game. There is absolutely no merit to what you are saying. You can keep typing, but that won't make what you are saying true. It will only show you to be uneducated and foolish.

    Adobe has always had a contentious relationship with Apple. Adobe has gone as far as pulling software from Creative Suite (Premiere) in the past from the OSX platform entirely. Adobe designs for Windows primarily, OSX is often an afterthought. The most recent example is Photshop's lack of and slow support for retina displays. Apple has in many ways moved away from manufacturing professional production machines in favor of entertainment devices and sealed units that cannot be upgraded. I still use OSX. The iMac is a nice, compact system that works well for our household. I use Windows as well. If I were self-employed and reliant on my own computer system for work, I would absolutely build a Windows 7 PC that could be upgraded over time to run my adobe apps on. All that being said, applications tend to run equally well on either OS platform. I go back and forth between PS, LR, ID, IL, and Premiere, and see no difference in functionality between Mavericks, El Capitan, and Windows 7 and 8. Windows 8 has it quirks, but the software runs fine on it. You can take your experiences watching VH1 and MTV and anecdotally apply those to the real, outside world, but I think you will probably be wrong most of the time. Those worlds often do not comport with reality.
     
  23. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    Just walk into the executive's room and say you've been working off a plastic HP for years. Ok.

    What you're saying can definitely be true, and yet, the top guys in the industry use a Mac. Ok. I just know it. Again. Baby's first edit. He'll use whatever he can get his hands on. And more power to him. Anyway good luck to ya.
     
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    That is a conversation almost guaranteed to never happen.

    People continue to work in this industry based on the quality of their work (portfolio), not the brand of tools they choose to use. In typing this, it shows you know nothing about media production.
     
  25. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    And yet your typing shows you know nothing about anything. It's not even a competition.

    Look. We can go back and forth on this. You would prefer not to. Give it a rest. Take a break. Have some coffee by now. It's morning.

    Good luck in your endeavours! Remember, we all started somewhere. Baby's first edit, starving artist, etc. Good luck to ya friend!
     

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