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Is it a huge hassle to go from Mac to PC?

by heather713 / April 18, 2016 6:10 AM PDT

I made the switch to Mac about 9 years ago - I loved my Mac until the El Capitan upgrade last week. That's the biggest reason I'm considering going back to PC - I've read horrid things about El Cap and considering a Mac is more expensive (more durable, but more expensive) I'm strongly considering returning to PC.

Biggest issue though - all documents from the past 9 years are in Pages or Numbers. A few were converted to share with others, but overall would switching to PC require me to convert every one of my files to .doc and .xls?

And I create home movies on the Mac - that's why I switched in the first place - is there software that comes on the PC that is comparable to iMovie or would I be investing a lot of $ to get something good?

Lastly I'd really like an HDMI input port (I've used my laptop as a DVD player for my daughter when she's sick; since a lot of PCs and Mac have eliminated that drive hooking up to our small BluRay player is plan B). But it sounds like that's not an option with PC anymore.

Thanks for any thoughts / advice!

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My bet on conversion is yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2016 10:04 AM PDT

Home movie work will feel like a step back in time on Windows. Final Cut Pro HD and other apps shine on the Apple. I think Windows changes were more jarring than El Cap.

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Thank you...
by heather713 / April 18, 2016 6:23 PM PDT

Mr Proffitt - I can always count upon you for a good response.
That's a good reminder that there is no perfect computer, but rather an effort to minimize the challenges that come with all of them!

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Plus hard to find HDMI input.
by orlbuckeye / April 19, 2016 5:10 AM PDT
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