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Help a longtime Mac user switch to Windows.

I haven't used Windows since the year 2000, but a new job means this longtime Mac user needs to learn how to. A couple specifics related to image editing and task management software plus general words of wisdom/ encouragement requested within. [more inside]
posted by hwickline on May 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Keeping files if switching to a Mac

Thinking of switching from PC to Mac: how best to handle old files/drives etc? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jan 3, 2013 - 8 answers

PS Elements to iPhoto migration

How can I migrate my wife's digital pictures from Photoshop Elements 5 on WinXP to iPhoto 8 and preserve the albums? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Dec 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me help them to stop drinking the Microsoft Kool Aid!

Help me convince my team of the superior-awesomeness of Macs! [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on May 17, 2010 - 27 answers

Switching BACK from a Mac to a PC: I know, I'm not cool. Help me anyway?

About 5 years ago, I switched from PC to Mac. Now I'm most likely switching back. I have a couple of specific questions (about iTunes and viruses) and a few general questions. [more inside]
posted by scody on Oct 20, 2009 - 35 answers

Picture a Venn diagram with 3 circles: LaTeX, Emacs, Mac. I'd like to live in the intersection.

Mac users who write LaTeX documents in Emacs (with or without AucTeX), please tell me about your workflow. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 4, 2008 - 10 answers

What Mac should I buy if I want to play games on it for the next 3 years?

It's time to get a new computer. I'd like some kind of Mac. What's the smart thing to buy? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Sep 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Macbook for school- buy now or wait for a revision?

Getting ready to go back to school and make The Switch at the same time- when to buy my Mac? [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Aug 19, 2008 - 23 answers

switch from pc to mac

Switch from PC to MAC? After over 10 years on the PC... I am thinking about switching back to mac? anyone made the switch and regretted it?
posted by specialk420 on Jul 24, 2007 - 46 answers

Windows clueless: Your PC tips and tricks please!?

Easy question: I've been forced to move to a PC with Windows XP from a Mac. Your PC tips and tricks please!? [more inside]
posted by dearest on Jun 5, 2007 - 34 answers

How to get my old copy of XP to work on a new Mac?

When I buy my new 24" imac, should I keep my PC and use it as a server, buy a hard drive enclosure, or just scrap my old PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Mar 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Refurbished Mac - stupid or smart?

Refurbished Mac: Good idea? Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Feb 2, 2007 - 42 answers

Help me make the switch

Can I make the switch and keep my PC hard drives? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Aug 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Mac Accounts Basics

I'm a newly-Switched Mac user with a few questions about setting up different...uh, users? Accounts? Profiles? (I'm not sure what they're really called; I think this might be part of my problem) [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Aug 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Becoming a switch hitter...

Help me make the PC to Mac switch. A few specific questions from a complete Mac newbie. [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Jun 3, 2006 - 38 answers

Can I use drop-down menus in Word for Mac?

Menu bar / keyboard control of Word for Mac - is it possible? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Jan 22, 2006 - 10 answers

How to switch to a mac.

Questions about making the switch to Mac: We have 200GB of files, mostly music and photos, on the harddrive of my PC (running windows XP SP2). I want to give my SO an iMac G5. (Shh! It's a secret.) Tell me what the easiest way is to move the pictures and music from one platform to the other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 20 answers

Mac Switch Question of the Week

Add me to the growing list of people planning to make the switch to a Mac. To those that have made the jump, how hard was it? And is it a losing proposition to buy now, with Intel-based machines coming around the bend? I know this is an AskMeFi FAQ, but I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jul 11, 2005 - 17 answers

Switching from PC to Mac: How much computer do I need?

Apologies for what is undoubtedly a topic that has been covered before, but I can't seem to find a relevant thread. Making the PC to Apple switch. Right now I have a Dell PC from '98, which is creaky and slowly failing and therefore gets only minimal usage. I'm having trouble figuring out how much computer I need. I'm not looking for a minimalist machine -- part of the reason that I'm willing to take the plunge is so that I can expand my home usage pretty significantly. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Feb 28, 2005 - 23 answers

New Mac user looking for an OSX mentor

Apple Switcher Requires Mentor. Are there any fellow mefites who can answer multiple simple questions from a new Max OS-X user? [+] [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Feb 6, 2005 - 19 answers

Apple Memory Upgrades

A long-time PC user, I am planning to switch to Apple, replacing my centrino laptop by a 12" ibook G4 (I want a small computer).

Most of the standard Apple configurations come with 256MB of RAM: is this because OSX needs less memory than XP (since most laptop configs today come with 512MB), or do I need to go for 512 (768?) megs?

I mainly use my computer to browse the web, send & receive e-mails, do some word processing, and manage my MP3, which I only store on my iPod.

Other question:
If I buy the computer at the local Apple Store (I'm in NYC), I'll only be able to get a memory upgrade, and not a hard disk upgrade. The laptop comes with a 30GB drive. For a Windows PC, I'd go for 60GB: should I do the same here? This would make me have to order it online, which is a bit of a problem (I'm not often at home...).
posted by rubin421 on Dec 6, 2004 - 33 answers

I miss my Home & End keys on my new Mac.

MacSwitchFilter - I'm a long time PC user that just got a Mac. I really really miss my home and end keys! I used to use them constantly! Is there anyway to configure my Mac so that the press of the home key triggers an apple-left arrow event and the press of the end key triggers an apple-right arrow event so I can have my old buddies back? [more inside]
posted by badstone on Aug 9, 2004 - 48 answers

PC to Mac

I'm contemplating the Switch. It's been 10 years since I've used a Mac, is it time to go back? Looking for advice from longtime Windows users who switched to Mac, and no I'm really not trying to make a commercial... [mi] [more inside]
posted by badstone on Jun 10, 2004 - 31 answers

Switcher recommendations?

Just made the switch to Mac OS X (12" Powerbook) -- my first Apple. For the Mac crowd -- any "standard build" recommendations? Favorite app, apple script, etc that I should be checking out? Just installed Office, but that's about it so far.....
posted by mmangano on Feb 3, 2004 - 29 answers

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