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From Windows pc moving to Mac_experience

Although it doesn't seem to be easy, it's hard to find out how it work the change from pc use to the Mac I'm thinking of. What about running Windows programs through virtual machines such as Parallels Desktop or similar? I have been used to CorelDraw for years, which is only in pc version. Even on pc is very slow to my taste, what about some kind of those help programs? Does anyone have experience with it, or even with pc programs on Mac at all?
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Peter

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Welcome to the light, and don't worry.

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The transition from Windows to Mac is really not all that difficult. As long as you can operate a mouse, and I assume you can, most things are basically the same.
Directories are Folders
Recycle is the Trash and it lives in the dock at the bottom of the screen.
The dock also contains a whole bunch of shortcuts, kinda like alias's, and you can put in or take out the icons as you see fit.
As Corel does not make a Mac version of CorelDraw, although they do make some software for it, you have two choices here.
1. You run a program like Parallels Desktop or VMWare. Parallels gets better, and faster, at each iteration and will run Windows very well. It is not a gaming tool though.
2. Using Boot Camp, install a copy of Windows on your Mac HD and you can then boot into Windows any time you want. This is not emulation, this is native Windows.
With // you have the choice of Mac or Windows at the same time but with Boot Camp you only have the one choice.

What model of Mac are you thinking about?

Any other questions, just ask

P

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It's Your Choice, But ....

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Why switch to a Mac if you enjoy using various Windows programs? Why not get a newer/better Windows computer?

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