Discussion: Relearning Mac...or is it Windows?
Kel Monday, July 27, 2015 discussionI bought my first ever Mac computer this summer for law school. (Much as I love my little netbook, it's too slow, the battery is too old, and the screen is too small for all the legal reading I'll be doing.) I picked up my Macbook Pro yesterday, which actually took a long time... You know how Apple didn't announce a back to school special at the beginning of July like they usually do? Apparently, there is one (buy a computer for school, get a free pair of expensive Bose headphones), but right now it's in-store only. It hits the webstore on August 6th. Long story short, I got my computer and headphones, but the store network wasn't cooperative about the process needed to do so. :P
As my cousin said, "They are slowly merging, and soon there shall be but one Google overlord." Or Disney. ;)
Once I changed a few settings and got a few key favorites in place, I felt much more at home. (I miss you, Snow Leopard!) Although I have to say, I was disappointed with the Mail and Calendar programs and probably won't be using either anytime soon. I'm solidly a Gmail/Google Calendar gal, and (unless there's a whole host of options I didn't see) my info wasn't transferring and displaying in a way I liked; and I may have installed Google Chrome instead of Safari (though I found out my blog menu displays differently in Safari...and I have no clue how to fix it). >.> And I'm going to have to try that "make alias" nonsense again and see what I did wrong because making a shortcut is not hard, or it never was before. I sound so old. :)
Have any of you had experiences switching between Windows and Mac? Seen any of the overlap between the two? Any tips to help me readjust or changes in OS X Yosemite to watch out for? Because you're a tech-savvy lot. :)