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Cadet Smirk
30 January 2005 @ 10:49 pm
Making the Switch
Does anybody out there use a Mac? If so, did you switch from Windows? My Dell laptop is on its last legs, and I'm considering purchasing an Apple notebook to replace it. Advice appreciated.

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melery_celerymelery_celery on February 5th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
I love me some Mac's. They're so easy. It all depends on what you're using your computer for. I would need a little more information about what you intend to use it for before I can make a suggestion.
Cadet Smirkjayarr on February 5th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I need a general desktop replacement laptop. I'm not an engineer, architect, or art major, so I don't need anything fancy...

What specific information do you need?
melery_celerymelery_celery on February 7th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
What kinds of media do you need it for? Do you need any certain Microsoft-based programs on your computer? Is there anything special you need on your computer?
Cadet Smirkjayarr on February 13th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Well...
I would certainly need MSOffice and perhaps FrontPage or a solid Mac equivilant. Other than that, I don't really see any other pressing software requirements. I'm a fairly generic computer user--occasional (rather low-end) graphics stuff, but mostly Internet browsing, the occasional game, and office applications.
melery_celerymelery_celery on February 14th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: Well...
I personally like the way Macs are set up. They're super-easy to use, but a lot of people disagree just because they aren't used to them. They have a MSOffice Professional package that you can buy that has Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. They're great for any and all media work that you might want to do if you're into editing movies/music. I highly recommend a Power Book. They're light weight and compact. Just remember that Macs don't have a right mouse click; that really bothers a lot of people...haha. I guess your software requirements are your only issue then. Most games are not Mac-compatible, so if that's an issue, stick with a PC. I'm sorry that I'm so ambiguous with just about everything that I'm telling you. I guess I would just drop by CompUSA and tell someone exactly what you'd be using your computer for. I hope I've given you at least a little bit of help. Happy Computer Shopping!