It's interesting that there seems to be one relatively simple means of accomplishing anything. Another tech example is Gmail. I love Gmail. I like having all the spam floating around the webber-net out there rather than being downloaded onto my computer. But I never used Gmail regularly until it was changed to add "Labels," which is google-speak for "Folders." Then it began to make sense for me.
|Mac gazes out the window|
What's also impressive about the MacBook is its sturdiness. It feels solid in comparison to the plastic world of over-the-counter PCs. My little Acer works fine, but I've used it several hours a day for two years, and the keyboard is warped.
Part of the ease of swimming over to the Mac island has been my quest to install familiar programs. I use Firefox and OpenOffice. Both are now on this machine, despite Apple representative's endorsement of M/S Word. I went cold turkey. So far, so good.
- Battery power has lasted through two 3-hour sessions and two nights of sleep.
- Keyboard still needs to be trained to fit my hands.
- File transfers being accomplished by thumb drive.
- Why? Because Carbonite back-up service will allow download to a new computer, but it does not have the capability to upload from one platform and download to another.
- Some things are instinctively so simple I get lost. An example? Plug in a thumb drive and an icon appears on the desktop.
- Some people get confused by the double menu.
- Some people cannot find the "Home" and "End" key function.
- Some people had to ask how to mimic the right-click common on PCs.
- Some people cannot figure out how to differentiate between enlarging font in a specific program and enlarging the default system fault.
- Some people need new prescription lenses.