I’m starting to hyperventilate. No seriously. Here is the computer I was issued when I got to Gateway a little over two months ago:
It’s a Dell Inspiron 1525.It’s been a good machine. I can’t say the Vista installed on it has been a good move. But, it’s what I’m familiar with and I’ve been happy (mostly).
However… in three days I am giving this machine to my Early Childhood director. She is going on maternity leave and she needs a laptop to use when she does start getting back to work but not coming into the office. So in just a few days I have to get all my files off. Simple enough, huh?
Why panicked? Because I’m switching to this…
Yeah, it’s a MacBook Pro. I know, everyone says I’ll like it. But making this transition is tough. I’ve actually had it in my possession for over a week and I’ve used it about 5 times. Why? Because I still have my Dell. I have all the tools and programs installed that I’m familiar with. It’s like learning a new language. It’s easier to stay with what is familiar.
So, here is how you can help me. For me it is less about the OS and more about the applications. I’m looking for the applications I use right now that are available on the Mac. Would you mind telling me what applications you used most on the Mac… ones that I just can’t live without? That may help my transition go a little faster.
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I understand your tension Kenny. I went through this transition a year ago. Trust e, it will all work out 🙂
First things first, get Firefox. Its a must have for brousing.
I’m using Microsoft Office for Mac so interface with Word.docs and stuff.
Desktop manager is awesome. I use that to keep my work spaces sepereate that way. But if you got the new OS, you have “Spaces” which is better.
Most cool stuff is built in. iMovie is great, and photobooth is quicker is your in a hurry.
I hope you’re having fun in Austin! Be sure to eat at Guerros for me!
I agree you will totally love the macbook pro, that s my machine and I love it!! In order to not repeat a toc that we have started over on cmconnect.orgunder the group of “Mac Lovers” karl and many of us discuss this topic. Hope to see you there.
I am here for you bro. I have been using macs for 8 years now. Anything I can do to help let me know.
Once you go .mac you never go back….seriously!!! I converted about a year ago and have purchased 3 mac’s. I’m hooked and addicted! Like anything else it takes some getting use to but when you see “everything” a mac does that is already built in the system, you will be glad of the choice you made. I agree with the Microsoft Office purchase and the cool thing about this is before you send a document via email you have the availability to do a compatibility check first! Secondly, I love the iphoto, iDVD, iMovie, calendar & Photo Booth! Heck, what am I saying…..I love the whole enchilada! The cool thing about a mac is you can purchase a one to one and also sign up for workshops AND support pretty much 24/7! The graphics are off the charts as well!! Good Luck!
if jeff day can figure it out…I am certain you can!!! may the force be with you my friend!
I’m dealing with some of the same issues. I’m in the market for a new computer… but since I’m an Artist and Pocaster as well as a minister, I’m learning for my first Mac… but I’m scared because it’s like starting over.
I’m Smart on a PC. I know what I’m doing. On a Mac, I’m going to feel like a moron.