7.02.2008

starting over


last week i did something i swore i'd never do...i bought a mac.

i'm still undecided as to whether or not that was a wise move. i knew windows inside and out and i feel like i'm totally starting over with my computer skills.

so far the pros are: super sleek and sexy looking, great for graphics and designing (which i've been totally into lately) and i am really enjoying iphoto and itunes.

now for the cons: i don't know what i'm doing in any way, shape or form...it's totally foreign to me, my epson printer doesn't work - it just shoots out plain white paper until it's all gone and i can't get all my old files onto the new computer (because of the whole windows to mac thing)
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so, i think i'll give it a while to grow on me...everyone tells me once you go mac you never go back. only time will tell!

6 comments:

Judd said...

Just don't become one of those crazy mac people that put apple stickers on their cars, and wear t-shirts that say "windows sucks"

lynette said...

oh, you'll love it--just give it time! i was so frustrated at first too. we actually have parallels and can run windows on our mac and at first i lived on the windows side. now, i NEVER use windows, i actually HATE it! if you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an email!

Natalie said...

How funny Jill, Britt and I bought a macbook last week! We are still learning everything on it, but I think I will really like it once I know what I am doing. His brother talked us into it. Let me know what software you buy and what you find works well. I am also excited for iphoto.

Elise said...

Macs rule. Windows Sucks. I have a sticker and wear the t-shirt. He he

Actually, they are a far superior computer, if you want my opinion: ) It does take a little to get the closing the windows on the left side exc. I feel like you have to train yourself to do things the easy and uncomplicated way. If all else fails, just drag and drop. You don't know how many times I have tried to do something and all I had to do was pick it up and move it... Anyway, good luck in the transition. We have had all of our Apple stuff (4th computer) for over 8 years and wouldn't trade it for the world! Call me if you get too frustrated, really. I would love to help you!

XOXOX,
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Elise said...

iPhone next??? They R.O.C.K.!!!

The Lund's said...

That is funny! We bought the iMac a couple six months ago. I had to learn everything all over again. However, no more viruses! I love it. Brett teases me that I will be first to get a virus on the mac. My brother Mike says that people who own Macs are all "liberal democrats". How cynical is he? Rebecca