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I ordered my new mac’s on Friday and they showed up on monday. WOW! That was awesome. I opened them and was ecstatic because I love technology, but for it to show up on my birthday was a special treat.

I had them set up in literally minutes and started dropping in all my software and misc stuff. That will be this weeks process for sure.

Everything booted up nice and worked with no issues. I bought all refurbs. Imac, macpro and ipod. It doesn’t even seem that anybody breathed on them much less used them. Pristine is a great word to describe the condition.

I was worried about my router being a lynksis. Not only did everything just hook up but both mac’s are running on wireless and they seem to have a way better strength connection than the Dell laptop.

Then there was the case of the two computers seeing eachother to network. 2-3 clicks to make that happen and no headaches. I swear PC should be sponsored by advil.

Everything is working fantastic and of course I am fumbling my way around.

Disappointment?: I don’t like that the Imac is not height adjustable. That is actually quite annoying
at this point thats my only grip.

I installed iwork and all the previous microsoft doc. work great with it. Ableton is installed as well. The mac did some software updates and even that was a breeze.

stay tuned for the next thing that I do with this thing

Thats right. newly converted to the cult.¬† I had to have a 12 year right of passage of course on a PC. It was a long journey, but I think my life will change¬† on monday when fedex shows up. Either way I NEED this pic as a patch on a “circa 1982 jean jacket” .

I was always a mac fan on a PC. and now that changes.

And this logo meshes two of my favorite things. LOST and soon to be mac. Add a guitar and its a TRIAD OF GOODNESS. THE HOLY TRINITY OF WICKED COOLNESS.

ht: idrankthekoolaid

Thats right…I took the plunge. we are no longer a PC household as of..well whenever the things show up.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far and trust me I will blog my transition process.

I ordered all refurbs

Macpro 15 inch 2.4 ghz with 2 gig ram

iMac 24″ 2.8ghz 2 gig ram.

decided to get iwork cus macoffice is getting horrible reviews. Hopefully the transition works there with word and excel files.

I am stoked and ready to get started learning this stuff. I am not a moron (although some think different) so it shouldn’t be too difficult for the transition, but if it is thank God you all are here to make me feel warm and fuzzy.

To Apple I go!

PC TO MAC SWITCH

sure I sound like a noob, but I promise I do know how to spell my name. With the great response I had last time I am ready to order my macs, but I have a few more questions.

1. no antivirus needed right?

2. I have a lynksis router. Am I able to use macs with that?

3. If I am is there a way to network the two macs without having to buy airport routers?

4. I currently have a printer on the network. Will that still work?

5. Anything I’m missing?

6. Do i really need a desktop or should I just connect my 24″ dell monitor to my macpro when i want big?

Im looking at all refurbs cus they are way cheaper. Adobe is swapping my software for free. I wish corel would do the same. grr. going for 24 inch imac 2.8ghz and 15inch macpro 2.4ghz

So within the next week or so I am going to switch back to mac after a 12 year hiatus. I do have some questions that I need help with.

1. Any idea how to make my 30,000 ttf fonts work on a mac? Can they be converted?

2. is mac office my only solution for working with word and excel files?

3. What are my email options? and can I import all my important past email from outlook?

4. I love my right click button, being able to have a menu without keyboard. How does this work on the mac.

5. Are there issues with printers?

6. technical question: I use a folder to drag and drop into my server…will I now have to go through ftp only?

7. Adobe is going to swap my CS3 for a mac version…anybody having any issues with CS3 in mac?

8. Anything else I need to be aware of?

I wanted a desktop and laptop but I think that I need a bag of money first. So it looks like Im gonna go with a macbookpro and then maybe jump on the 24″ imac. before Imac I think I’m gonna get a wacom cintiq for my illustration.

Anyway…help me out guys…