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a switcher..

by kafeepot / April 5, 2005 8:40 AM PDT

Hello all,

Another typical switcher questions..
i have been using a PC since ever...but after coming to USA and working in a research lab (dominated by Macs) i am wondering to switch over. But macs seem to be expensive --i am interested in the 15'' powerbook---will be going into the teaching profession.

I was curious about Mac services in India!! Does anyone know anything about this??? Macs have still not gained popularity in india and hence i am a little apprehensive about buying one and taking it back to india by next year.

Also are Mac processors really faster than their PC contemprories. For instance, i have heard that a 1.3GHz processor of Mac is equivalent to a 2.6GHz processor of a PC.

ANy suggestions will be thoroughly appreciated ,thank you


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Call Apple
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 9:25 AM PDT
In reply to: a switcher..

Just a guess, but I think that the only ones who can tell you anything about the Apple presence in India would be Apple themselves.
there are those that would say that a 1.3 Ghz G5 is as fast, if not faster, than the 2.6 Ghz from Intel. Such tests can be skewed in either direction and it depends entirely on what you are actually measuring and what you are doing when you measure it.

800-692-7793 should get you all the information you need

Hope this helps


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by kafeepot / April 6, 2005 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Call Apple

thank you macfixit.

my usage will mainly involve word,powerpoint,excel and internet browsing ,apart from downloading pics and music.
recently i transferred a powerpoint presentation from the lab mac with OS X to my PC --but some of the slides could not be opened. Does this problem occur everytime----i know that word documents didnt pose any problem with msn office 2003(PC), but am not so sure about transferring powerpoint presentations from a mac to windows---any suggestions on that.
also i have noticed that macs dont have a right click and a backspace!!!! so have to adjust to that too!!


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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

Some things do not transfer gracefully. These are usually because of the Font differences. It's getting better though. You just need to apply a little thought to the project. I move PowerPoint between platforms without too much difficulty.
OS X supports a two button mouse, no software required, but if you continue to use the one button variety, the Control key will act as the Right button modifier. Just because it is not labeled as Backspace, it is still there. It's in the same place as the PC keyboard Backspace and marked "delete". Pressing it will delete by moving to the left, while the "del" key will delete moving to the right.
Hope you get your support worries sorted out


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by kafeepot / April 6, 2005 7:11 AM PDT
In reply to: PowerPoint

thank you mrmacfixit---ur true to ur name!!!
anyways--thanks to you, i will be pretty soon buying an iBook or a Powerbook,hopefully the wallet permits!!!
and join the 'blue screen of life' club


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Delete key
by marysmac / April 7, 2005 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: PowerPoint

If you do decide to get a PowerBook, the function key in combination with the delete key will delete going forward.

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You'll probably do OK
by TheRogu3Pen / April 7, 2005 4:15 AM PDT
In reply to: a switcher..

The tech support # might be a local call

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