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Mac going well

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I bought a Macbook Pro yesterday, 13" screen. It’s an enormous time sink right now, as I try to learn the ins and outs, but I’m pleased that I am untouched by buyer’s remorse. I’m actually quite happy with it, despite the occasional glitch.

Full disclosure: a week or so ago, I ordered that computer on-line, and after an hour or so cancelled the order. So I have wavered.

However, the temptation to have a computer that I can use in the living room chair, and the use I made of Macbooks on my trip (which showed that they work well for me: better than the Windows notebooks I had tried), finally moved me to actually go out to the Apple store and buy one.

But that’s why the late posting, and that’s why the light posting for a while: I’m learning two foreign languages: español and Macintosh.

(Despite all the demands, though, I did 30′ nonstop on the Nordic Track this morning. Smile)

Written by LeisureGuy

5 February 2011 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Daily life

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  1. You know I’ve been a staunch Mac user for almost 15 years, so if I can be of any help at all…

    scott

    5 February 2011 at 9:06 pm

  2. Thanks, Scott. I’ll probably take you up on that from time to time. But the few bumps I’ve hit had resolved themselves quite nicely. Part of it is simply becoming accustomed to new conventions, of course, and that seems to be moving along.

    Greatest complaint of all: Microsoft OneNote is not available on the Mac. (Not Apple’s fault, but I would dearly love to have the program as a native Mac app. If Scrivener can do it, why can’t Microsoft?)

    LeisureGuy

    5 February 2011 at 9:37 pm

  3. Try Evernote. It’s free. Fire up the Mac App Store and grab it. I’ve never used either product, but people do seem to like this one.

    scott

    6 February 2011 at 8:17 am

  4. Good idea in itself. I use Evernote on my desktop. It’s really very good for clipping info, but doesn’t quite fill the OneNote gap—but a very good program to add. Thanks. Hadn’t thought of that. (Evernote will also synch my desktop and Mac Evernote so they stay together.)

    LeisureGuy

    6 February 2011 at 10:28 am

  5. Welcome to Macs… They’re pretty cool, though if you’re regularly using a Mac & a PC, switching between using Control and Command can be a continual point of frustration.

    Bootcamp works pretty well, if you want to have your Mac dual boot with Windows… though it makes the Control/Command thing even more confusing.

    Ethan

    6 February 2011 at 10:29 am

  6. I’ve had a mac for almost a year now, and would never choose to go back to windows. I do have the nightmare of having to use microsoft’s office for the mac, which just loves crashing – it’s even worse after updates.

    I get confused closing documents when I have to use a windows computer – always go to the wrong side!

    I’m off to investigate Evernote.

    Paula

    8 February 2011 at 9:19 am


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