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  • #31
    Originally posted by Pego
    Thank you, all.
    No problem.
    The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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    • #32
      Originally posted by tandfman
      Originally posted by balzonia
      After a little over 20 years of loyal PC marriage, my wife finally got sick of hearing me complain about my LeadingEdge/dell/gateway/hp/compaq and custom built PC's and bought me a MacBook Pro for my birthday 8 months ago...

      Haven't cursed at a computer in 6 months... (the first 2 months I had to figure out how to do everything so the cursing was at my own limitations!)
      It's those first two months that worry me. I fear it will be something like learning to speak a foreign language and I really can't afford to be inarticulate for two months. One of these days, I suppose I'll just get frustrated enough with my PC's and take the plunge. Everyone says they're really better.
      What took me 2 months takes most people about two weeks... What was causing me issues was using the new programs like "Garage Band" "Aperture" and some other things. It was just me learning curve... They make Microsoft Office for Macs and everything I had (1000's of docs and spreadsheets, 100's of powerpoints etc...) all came thru unscathed.

      And the Apple store does almost everything for you in terms of transferring files. And the greatest thing about the gift was the extra $99 she spent for 12 "one-on-one" sessions. You take the machine in the store and you get an hour of personalized tutoring on the machine on whatever topic you want. I found these to be invaluable and at less than $10 per hour, you won't get a better deal on tutoring.

      I sound like a shill but I am impressed. Some people discount Apples because they lack the "power" and if I had to do major graphic design/CAD work, maybe there is some merit to that.

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      • #33
        1. My son is a computer geek/genius/IT guy - he says Macs are the way to go.
        2. Windows problems - I look at the reviews that CNET.com does and usually only download their highest rated anti spy/mal/virus goober ware programs (or other programs - they have a number of forums that deal with numerous aspects of computer world - including spyware etc.) Have had only one badboy attack in ~20 yrs. Definitely worth a look - I think they are at cutting edge stuff.

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        • #34
          Thanks to suggestions on this thread, I decided to download the AVG free programs yesterday. It immediately came across some nasty stuff, and got rid of it for me. So thanks for that.
          My next question, is it also worthwhile to download 1 of the pc clean up features, and if so, do you have a favourite? Having to run on dial-up connection here, I need all the speed I can get...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by rasb
            Thanks to suggestions on this thread, I decided to download the AVG free programs yesterday. It immediately came across some nasty stuff, and got rid of it for me. So thanks for that.
            My next question, is it also worthwhile to download 1 of the pc clean up features, and if so, do you have a favourite? Having to run on dial-up connection here, I need all the speed I can get...
            I use the one, Guru posted. About monthly.

            http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/article/slowpc.htm
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #36
              Originally posted by no one
              1. My son is a computer geek/genius/IT guy - he says Macs are the way to go.
              I ignore the Mac vs. PC stuff - it is partly religion. There are good arguments to go either way. I am a PC guy, mostly because my employer of 22 years has paid me quite well to be a PC guy. When I retire in a few years I may re-evaluate. If I was advising others, particularly home users with no ready access to computer support, I'd say buy a Mac. If nothing else, the means they won't call me when they have a problem!

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