It's pretty easy to learn to use one, as long as you don't expect it to do things just like a Windows computer. I believe that there are books around that will show a Windows user how to do things the way the Mac is set up to do them.Sugar said:I am receiving my 1st MacBook in 2 days.
It is the new MacBook Pro.
I was wondering if it is hard to learn to use a MacBook, when you've never used one before?
Seconded. I use Bootcamp (which comes with OS X Leopard) to set up another partition for Windows XP (used mostly to play games). I've found that the best Windows PC is a Mac.kreelanwarrior said:And if you have Windows software that you absolutely have to have, you can get software called Parallels or VMWare (which is the one I use) that will let you run Windows programs very easily (you just need a copy of whatever Windows OS you want to use). In fact, for the programs I needed to keep, they actually run better on my Mac with VMWare than they did on my Windows machines. Go figure.
Thank for the tip on that! I'll have to check that out, although I've gotten to the point now that I very rarely use any of the old Windows apps (thankfully)...reemixx said:
You might want to take a look at Open Office instead of going with iWork. It's free and very powerful. And file compatible.LilliPilli said:All in all, I love my MacBook. I am still experiencing some difficulty using iWork instead of Office with my old spreadsheets.
I really need to work my way through setting one of these up; I've still got software on the PC that I need to either migrate over or rebuy in the Mac version.reemixx said:Seconded. I use Bootcamp (which comes with OS X Leopard) to set up another partition for Windows XP (used mostly to play games). I've found that the best Windows PC is a Mac.
There's also a completely free virtualisation app called VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/
No need to spend your pennies on VMWare Fusion / Parallels if you don't need all the added extra features.
Give some thought to installing Parallels or Fusion. I have one program that has no Mac equivalent, so I run it in Fusion whenever I need a Windows OS environment. Currently, in addition to MACOS, I run Ubuntu and Windoze, all on my MacBook Pro.LilliPilli said:One of the biggest problems I am having is that I have a website that was set up in FrontPage. I know I need to switch to something else; FrontPage is clunky and no longer available. So, I am still having to go back to my PC at least once a week to update my website. I am really busy and lack the motivation to spend a lot of time learning a new web program right now.
I would usually agree with you, but just to use Microsoft FrontPage? I think being forced to use another piece of software is a good way to get away from that steaming pile of poo. All FrontPage is good for is clogging up the internet with non-standards compliant code which does nothing but bury your site in Google's rankings.jazzi said:Give some thought to installing Parallels or Fusion. I have one program that has no Mac equivalent, so I run it in Fusion whenever I need a Windows OS environment. Currently, in addition to MACOS, I run Ubuntu and Windoze, all on my MacBook Pro.