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Make me a mac man.

by bubbaegr / March 28, 2005 4:39 AM PST

I don't know the first thing about macs. I do know however that after 11 years as a windows pc guy, I can't stand it. I want a reliable computer with all of those features I saw on the OX Tiger demo from the steve jobs speech. Is there a website I can go to that can give me the clear pro's and cons of ditching my PC and jumping into the mac pool? P.S. it would be great if I could convince my wife as well.

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1. has their switch page.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 4:50 AM PST
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2. This is a 50 MEGABYTE PARODY about using a Mac Don't watch unless you like humor and can take it.

3. I found the Mac no more stable. We were doing some CodeWarrior development years ago and ... what stories I have.

4. The Macs are reasonably priced today. If you can, head out to an Apple Store. It's a nice experience you should do before purchasing.

5. Be careful that what you want is on the Mac.


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by taboma. / March 28, 2005 6:29 AM PST

Bob, Cannot find that link.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 6:56 AM PST
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by taboma. / March 28, 2005 7:31 AM PST
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Bob, That link worked. Thanks,


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Mac Man
by taboma. / March 28, 2005 7:27 AM PST
In reply to: Make me a mac man.

My wife uses PC at work and is equally at ease with Mac at our home-base. If you and your wife want to use the Mac platform, the learning curve is easy and simpler than PC in every way.
We are all waiting for the new TIGER OS, also.
Try to find out about the Tiger and have your wife guide you through it.
Your wife may like the features of the new Tiger OS, compared to PC.
My wife can use our Mac Quicksilver Server with ease.
Ask your wife to ask a question and use this forum.
Bob Proffitt is the Moderator. Others in the Forum may help you and your wife out also. Just ask your questions. You will receve great advise!

What Mac computer do you both want? Go to and check them out. Low to high end. Configure what you both need and you both will not be dissapointed.

Transferring all the data and files from your PC to Mac is easy.
That is another question before you both decide.
Ask questions to this forum. You are in good hands with CNET forums.


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by aaron_b215 / April 4, 2005 12:57 PM PDT
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If you are just looking to get started into the mac world you should go with a mac mini or an imac because they are not as expensive. Your wife can load pictures that you have taken on camera edit them and load home movies and edit them easily with the mac os.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 9:57 PM PDT
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There is a BIG price difference between the Mac Mini and the iMac. On what are you basing your assertion that "they are not as expensive"?
Both are good value but one is almost triple the price of the other


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Mac Mini
by marysmac / April 7, 2005 11:01 PM PDT
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The Mini is especially great for switchers as they may have a monitor, keyboard and mouse that they don't need to spend money on. Just get the CPU. Plug the other stuff in and do your Mac thing! It is small and does the job just fine.

The price difference comes from the lack of keyboard, mouse and monitor. It's no bigger than a small box of cookies and it works slicker than goose grease.

However, if you are a power user, this may not be the solution for you as the Mini is made up of some laptop parts...the hard drive in particular. It's RPM is only 4200 and that can slow you down greatly. It's not as upgradeable as other Macs so that may be cause for disappointment.

At that price however, you may decide Mac is definitely for you and you can go from there.

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