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Old 09-14-06, 12:59 PM
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Thoughts on switching from PC to Mac

I'm looking to buy a new laptop to replace my old Dell.

I'm curious to see if anyone here has switched from PC to Mac. Any regrets?
I do mostly internet surfing, word processing, presentations, and amateur photo editing.

Is there a high learning curve? Any regrets? Pros?
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I switched about 4 years ago. I much prefer Macs. I had some exposure to iMacs in college, but mostly worked on PC.

Macs don't crash as often - if a program fails, most of the time it only crashes the program not the entire computer, which was a frequent experience for me with my Windows machines.

The OS is different but more visually appealing IMO. For using it for the things you listed, I don't imagine that it will be too difficult to pick up the necessary skills - in other words, I don't think the learning curve will be too high. It also depends what kind of person you are in regards to technology. If you usually pick things up quickly, you won't have much problem learning Mac OS as it's fairly intuitive. If you are not as fluent in things computer, it will take some time but in the end you'll probably like the interaction better.

And, if worse comes to worse, you could always just load Windows onto your Mac, where interaction would be the same. (The new Intel-chipped based Macs can run windows, for what that's worth.)
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Originally Posted by Fooman
Is there a high learning curve?

Any regrets?

Too many to mention.

Do it, do it now! Don't look back and have fun!

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