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Old 11-26-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Smile I got a Mac computer!

Okay, I have used a PC forever. We broke down yesterday and bought a Mac. I know it is going to take some time to learn it all. Everyone says I will love it once I start using it.

I admit I don't do good with change. I am a little stressed with everything.

Our son came last night and started sitting it all up.

Any tips from other Mac users? Wish me luck!
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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If you didn't buy the package ($99?) that includes the year of training, consider doing that. It really helped me out when I bought my Mac.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Yes, I will for sure be taking classes. The store I bought it at just opened so they will not be offering classes till after the new year.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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I also owned PC's forever, then got fed up with all the bloat they are filled with. Got a mac and i love it! I did take the classes, but once i got thru the basics, i stopped going. The mac is so user friendly. Good luck with it, soon you will love it too.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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I have a MacBook. Love it!

One thing I've noticed is sometimes links from school do not seem to work with the Safari browser. I've downloaded Firefox as an alternative and that seems to be okay.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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What Novell says about the browser is so true. Besides Firefox, I've recently downloaded Google Chrome. After using it for about a month, I love it!
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:03 AM   #7
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I just recently switched over to the iMac and I do like it a lot, but there is certainly a learning curve. I still use a Windows based PC at work so I am constantly having to work with the differences. I am making a list of questions for APPLE with things I just am not sure about. I purchased the Microsoft Office for iMac and even that is different. I do love the customer service for Apple. They are the most friendly and knowledgeable folks. I do recommend you buy the Apple Care package. It's well worth it to know that you can pick up the phone at any time and get answers.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Just got back from the Apple store and I do believe we are going to get our very first iMac. I think I'll have some trouble adjusting since I've only used PC before. I told my dd that soon I'll be one of the "cool kids"
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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I try to sit down every day and play with it but I have to admit I am short on time right now. I do like it a lot.

It's not as scary as I thought.
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I made the switch about a year and a half ago, and I love it!! I have a MacBook Pro. I'm saving up for an Ipad2!!
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My son convinced me to purchase a Mac several years ago...I got so frustrated that he was telling his friends that I would disinherit him because it was giving me so much stress. I was a PC user and was quite comfortable with the system. I took a few classes, purchased A Mac Book for Dummies to help me through some of the problems and I have never looked back or regretted my purchase.I would not go back to a regular PC for anything. You just have to keep in mind that the Mac keeps everything simple. Hope you learn to love it like I do.
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I have taken the jump to Mac computers some 2 years ago and never looked back. It is just great to use these machines and quite able to help you accomplish a lot of stuff related to image processing and a lot of scrapbooking included.

The sort of tutorial at first was really great but I was able to save on it through a friend who was willing to run me through over just a cup of coffee.
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When you go Mac, you never go back

I remember when I bought my first Mac, still use it now 5 yearl later Lucky you! The Mac's are so much nicer Congratulations.
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Update... I am loving my Mac. I just find it so easy to use. When I come to work and use my P.C. here I find myself trying to work it like a Mac. Kind of funny.
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I love my mac. I recently had to load some software on my husbands windows 7 laptop - he is totally stupid when it comes to computers - so I sat there for at least 30 mins to load a printer and of course the virus protection...30 mins with at least 3 reboots - then we had to wait for the windows updates - . I thought maybe Windows 7 would have some improvements - but no...same old windows. Same old issues. Don't have that at all with the mac.
And what the heck are all those messages on Internet explorer about add-ons? I don't miss it at all!
BTW - I got him the laptop because he could not adjust to the fact that the little x is in the left corner of the screen - not the right. lol.
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BTW - I got him the laptop because he could not adjust to the fact that the little x is in the left corner of the screen - not the right. lol.
Now that is funny.
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