Mac Switchers Guide V2.0 With Illustrations

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Xirurg, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    Thanks, I removed the link.

    Sorry for being inactive lately guys, I will recive my mbp tomorrow and be back :D
     
  2. 00940

    00940 Notebook Consultant

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    Today, external hard drives are extremely common. If they come from the Windows world, chances are that those drives are formatted in NTFS. It is a common source of questions among "switchers" around me. "Why can't I put stuff on my hard drive or my friend's ?"

    Maybe add a question about that, pointing towards ntfs-3g.
     
  3. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    Great idea. I ll do that this weakened
     
  4. infamous84

    infamous84 Newbie

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    nice thread, wanting to switch to macs for a while
     
  5. Chillihound

    Chillihound Newbie

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    Very useful info, thank you very much.
    This thread has been of much assistance in setting up and getting used to my very first Mac.
     
  6. RamGuy

    RamGuy Notebook Geek

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    What kind of multimedia software do you use?

    On Windows I've got:
    - CoreAVC (If something like this exists for OSX?)
    - Combined Community Pack / K-Lite Codec Pack (Some kind of codec pack making me able to play all kinds of codecs on Mac OSX)
    - Media Player Classic Home Cinema (Awesome media player software that provides great great file support combined with awesome video quality (aka no VideoLAN (VLC)))
     
  7. shriek11

    shriek11 Notebook Deity

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    Ok, so i have a mac now, older one from 2 years ago that runs hot like nearly can burn your fingers on the bottom lol, and I have adapted though it was a problem with no right menu key.

    Anyway, aside from the fact that choices of programs is limited on Macs, I can get why computer pendus would love Mac as it has that easy going feeling. But a person who is hands on with windows, I would say Windows is far more interesting if you try to learn the process as I have tried to do. Anti-virus / anti-malware is a non-issue now since you can get free programs and I even did a scan with ClamXav for the Mac (took a long time with loud fans) but I would rather be safe than sorry. It is true that windows has more malware, but then windows corners more than 80% of the market and hence is the easier target for attack.

    I am not convinced yet to switch to Macs onlyå yet but then I am on Windows 7 so perhaps a vista user might have another opinion.
     
  8. di1in

    di1in Notebook Consultant

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    I'm new to mac and I have a problem which I hope someone could help me solve.

    When i download an app from appstore I dim the lcd to 0 while the file downloads and I'm away from the system, but then either of 2 things happen:

    1. Screensaver kicks in and the lcd brightens up automatically. This is in no way saving my screen.
    2. Once i disabled the screensaver by setting the timeout to never after a couple of minutes instead of the screen saver the desktop brightens up.

    In both these cases when i press a key or a use the trackpad the displays goes back to dim where i left it. Is there a way to stop this or is my mac playing with me?
     
  9. lakersgo

    lakersgo Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, my first mac will be arriving any time soon, so I thought I would start asking questions before its arrival.


    1. Does google toolbar work with safari? If not, is it easy to transition bookmarks into Safari? Also, I rely on Google calendar, contacts and notes...will these play nicely on a mac?

    2. I've got an external HD full of stuff (documents, video, mp3, photos)...will mac be compatible with most of them?

    3. I recently bought an android phone (motorola triumph to be exact), how will these two work together? I know they don't work as a unit on a PC (I had to copy and paste files like a usb drive).

    4. Does microsoft office work the same way as on the PC side? Or do I need to relearn the interface?

    5. I use live messenger to chat with friends, is it available on a mac?

    Until I can think of a few more questions, thanks in advance.
     
  10. lakersgo

    lakersgo Notebook Evangelist

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    Anyone? Perhaps?
     
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