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Changing From Windows Pc To A Mac


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#1 pcare

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:25 PM

i'm thinking of buying a mac but have always used windows. my biggest concern is learning a new operating system. can anyone who has made this transition tell how difficult it was? i'm not a computer jock and don't like to spend a lot of time learning technical stuff.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:48 AM

A couple tutorials that will help in your transition if you chose to get a Mac.
http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner%27s_Guide

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:55 PM

i'm thinking of buying a mac but have always used windows. my biggest concern is learning a new operating system. can anyone who has made this transition tell how difficult it was? i'm not a computer jock and don't like to spend a lot of time learning technical stuff.

paul


If you are buying a new Mac you will have a year of FREE tech help over the telephone. I had a Mac first and then purchased a PC laptop later on. I think the Mac is easier to use, maybe because I am a little more familiar with it.

You can download Firefox and install it on the PC you have now. FF is easy to use, set up your favorites, etc. When you get the Mac you can duplicate that FF layout style on the Mac and both computers will look and operate about the same. I don't like Internet Explore too much anyway, maybe that's just me!

Tech support over the phone was pretty good with Apple and I was able to understand what they were telling me and I know diddilly squat about computer stuff!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:47 AM


i'm thinking of buying a mac but have always used windows. my biggest concern is learning a new operating system. can anyone who has made this transition tell how difficult it was? i'm not a computer jock and don't like to spend a lot of time learning technical stuff.

paul


If you are buying a new Mac you will have a year of FREE tech help over the telephone.


Actually it's 90 days of telephone technical support and 1 year product warranty. By purchasing Apple Care one can extend the warranty to three years from the date of purchase. I would recommend anyone to purchase Apple Care for their new Mac within the first year of purchase. Apple Care is usually cheaper on ebay than getting it directly from Apple.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:01 PM

Actually it's 90 days of telephone technical support and 1 year product warranty. By purchasing Apple Care one can extend the warranty to three years from the date of purchase. I would recommend anyone to purchase Apple Care for their new Mac within the first year of purchase. Apple Care is usually cheaper on ebay than getting it directly from Apple.
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You are right about the Apple Care. My first Mac was an EMac, when a problem came up that couldn't be fixed at the apple store they replaced it (free) with an IMac a couple models better! I was glad I had it! With "Apple Care" the company was answering questions for me for the 23 months I had the EMac until it crashed, I definitely bought the Apple Care program for the new IMac!

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:13 PM

Don't actually have a mac but have heard alot of good for it's ease of use and family oriented...

If you are not technically savyy you are probably better off with a Mac...

What are you planning to do with your new Mac?




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