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When you get as many emails as I do. Thats a problem. When it also causes the system to freeze, its more than just a problem. The tricks helped. Everything froze or crashed less often. Significantly less often. But the annoyance factor was beyond belief. I dont run any special applications.

I run outlook, Office and firefox. Thats it. I had gotten to the point where I was embarrassed to be a PC owner. The thought of someone calling me and asking me to go to my computer to find something was paralyzing ok, not that bad, but it sounded cool writing it. Its not that there arent hassles with the Mac.

There are two. One there isnt a version of Outlook for the Mac. As someone who has more than 10 years and gigabytes worth of emails in multiple outlook files, the concept of exporting and importing wont fly. But I only do so after deleting unimportant emails from the server using my Macbook. The 2nd problem is the lack of the right mouse click.

I know its a Mac thing to only have one button, but its a hassle. Sure there are work arounds, none of which are quick and easy for a longtime PC user. It can sit there for hours and then work when I open it up. It probably will add years to my life.. OS X still runs much faster. Comment by John - October 30, at am. If you wanna read more about the on-going Apple vs PC debate, check out web. Comment by realizePhiladelphia - October 21, at pm.

My business partner ad I recently made the switch to MacBook Pros after giving up in frustration on Windows. Since the transition we have never looked back. However, Mac Office is a great product overall. Have you considered installing Window on your Mac using Bootcamp? If you do that you can boot directly into Windows from your Mac I know it seems wrong on some level. Also, if you install Parallels you can access your Bootcamp partition as a virtual machine in Parallels without rebooting.

Comment by DJ - October 12, at am. The freezing of Outlook which causes me horrible thoughts should be Out-lawed. Comment by mary - November 2, at am. I was very anal with security on it. Spyware, virus full scans every week, running programs to clean the cache and history etc. It got to the point where I simply had lost all enjoyment from my computer.

Plus there is the whole life long memories and experiences with ufo etc that I am trying to understand, anyway, I have wondered in my thoughts. I dumped windows nearly a year ago, moved to linux, opensuse to be exact, and the experience is just amazing, brought the computer back to what it should be, one of enjoyment and not the hassle that windows has become.

It just goes to show, you can hold a large percetnage of the market with a inferior product, because compared to linux microsoft is still years behind what can be done on linux with far less memory than it needs to be done on windows. Comment by Richard - December 13, at pm. Comment by Switcher - December 9, at pm. Fighting with spam in mail seems already impossible I created new boxes but after awhile i started to recieve spam there too.

Comment by Cool materials - November 20, at am. Its better to have mac other than PC because have lots of advantages except that its too expensive. Also its little difficult for the first time users to follow up the windows or to use it, either the apple or the Vista product. Comment by merlia - November 2, at am. I think the salesmen get sick of seeing me enter the store to play with theirs. Comment by Bonnie Ryde - November 2, at am. And now as a teen, my family bought me a mac because of good grades in school and i absolutely love it.

Comment by Kimi - October 25, at pm. I am a sophomore in college and my sister brought a ibook G4 her freshman year, she is now a senior, and had to upgrade her computer her sophomore year because she choose a graphic design major.

I have had her ibook ever since and would not give it up for anything. I am the person that can freeze a PC in five minutes, but my ibook just gives me a black screen until it can catch up with me. Nothing gets lost and everything is jsut how it was before. Comment by Ellen - October 30, at am. Comment by Simbarashe - October 22, at am.

Just to reiterate, if you use two fingers at once it is the same as right clicking. Or you can buy a two button usb mouse. Or you can post a Mac commercial.


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Comment by Chris - October 18, at am. I actually have a better Mac than Mark Cuban. Comment by Max - October 17, at pm. I think your problem is email. There are far better ways to collaborate. In fact, it has been my pleasure to help organizations wean themselves off of it. My main gripes with email are 1 it is not secure, 2 it is not manageable, 3 it wastes valuable network resources… shall I go on? Comment by Jack Durish - October 16, at pm. The comment quoted below illustrates the problems with the Microsoft world and why I too switched from a Vista machine to a new Mac.

By this time in the computing world, a User should not have to know or care anything about a BIOS upgrade. When I connected my new Mac, it started working perfectly right away. The laptop I installed Vista on was Vista Ready and was 6 months old. Comment by George - October 15, at pm. Not sure what kind of cellphone you are rocking these days, but I think you need to get an iPhone. I doubt you still have a Sidekick, but I remember hearing you say that the Sidekick was the best phone you ever had… wait until the 2nd gen of the iPhone comes out and buy one… it will blow your mind.

You are getting screwed by the MLB. Comment by Rick Walega - October 14, at pm. Open source, no problems. When there are problems the open source forum community has fast fixes. Power to the people!!! Comment by Steven - October 12, at pm. Comment by Megan Halvorsen - October 6, at pm. The double click is simple! Use a PC mouse. I use a wireless PC mouse and I love it!

Cut…Paste…whatever…no problema! Comment by Jeremiah - October 4, at pm. It saves all your e-mail into a SQL database on your Mac which lets you do really fast searches and works with attachments, imports your existing e-mail from other programs… Best of all, the guy who programs the application really takes requests and feedback and updates the app regularly based on user input…. Comment by James Irwin - October 4, at am. I went mac crazy and bought an imac for home, which i love, about 3 months ago..

After reading the book, i almost wanted to give my imac away.. Jobs has marketing skills. Comment by pj - October 1, at pm. Great job on DWTS! He loves it! Comment by L - September 30, at am. Mark—probably already mentioned in all of the comments, but Entourage and Outlook seem to blend pretty easily.

I have a 2. I can boot up my computer, check my e-mail, and shut the whole thing down again before his computer even is finished booting. I could never get a PC to do the same thing. Not that you need the money, but those commericals are hysterical…. Comment by Kate - September 30, at pm. Comment by Evgen - September 29, at pm. There is a utility that quickly and reliably converts your Outlook PST files to mbox format, which is supported by most email programs. You might want to have a go at it. Comment by Hans Bezemer - September 28, at am. In the past, I was happy with PCs thinking that they are for business and Macs are for creative stuff.

Comment by Sandra Possing - September 28, at pm. I want to throw in my two cents worth about your switch. By and far I am in love with me some Linux. The reason is this…. I have gotten talked down to by Mac Fans because they see me with a Macbook on my desk and a Dell Laptop up and running. If I have a problem, there is a lot more detailed information available on the web for Linux than there is for OS X or windows.

Oh and by the way, Mac has chained their OS to their hardware…trading one slave master for another is still slavery. Comment by David - September 27, at pm. Great job on Dancing with the Stars!

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Comment by Tony Simpson - September 27, at pm. Congrats on the switch. Been a full time Mac user for about 3 years now. Well, full time in my personal time.. Comment by Steve - September 27, at am. Comment by Tim White - September 26, at pm. Once you go MAC. Yes, the system always costs more. But the peace of mind. Comment by Telemill - September 26, at pm.

Please dispose of that PC in an environmentally sound manner. Enjoy your Mac. PS have you tried iChat video yet. Super easy, works great. Nice video. I use it on the road all the time. Comment by elder norm - September 17, at pm. All the emails are stored in my Exchange Server, then it is easy to check my complete archive of emails from any computer.

I have all my calendar and contacts functionality as well. The right click in the Mac is a great stuff… I see many others already gave you the hint. Good luck. Comment by Jose Antonio Morales - September 26, at am. I used to tell people that Apple would be playing catchup to Vista. I was wrong, they would have been playing catchup to Longhorn, but that was never released — all the great ideas from that are basically missing, or completely half baked in Vista.

New control panel UI, but they gave up after desktop background and the rest pull up silly dialogs dating back to Win95 Some from Win3. Vista could have been great, but it is basically a trainwreck hidden by a thin layer of gloss. Under the hood, things get even stranger, Vista seems so much more clunky than XP did, maybe XP was a clunky but was simply less bloated and you didnt notice.

With Vista I notice. I notice that my hard drive is constantly busy. I then thought this was because the search indexer was indexing, but doing a simple search revealed that not to be the case since after the first couple days of in install I get lucky if results actually comeback from a search. WTF is this? At least searches work in outlook fairly well, until it just fades to white and has to close down.

I just dont get it, so much time. I hate to compare everything to the mac, but they are the other game in town. You can change Res, Color depth, even plug in a second display and it does a simple fade to the new settings. Vista, goes black, then there is a silly cursor blinking in the upper left, maybe a randome WebDing or two glyph or two on the screen. Comment by RyanLM - September 25, at pm. I spent twice as much, but it was worth the reduction in aggravation many times over! Comment by Randy - September 25, at pm. Macs are great for designers and other creative types, while PCs are better for businesspeople and computer geeks, IMO.

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I use both, and tend to like the Mac a little better overall, as it seems a bit more user friendly. Comment by hiddenboston - September 25, at am. My husband just bought a brandnew Dell with Vista — he has had to restore it to original settings weekly, every week for the last 5 weeks. Thanks for all the passionate honesty you give us! Comment by Pat K Weeks - September 25, at am. Nice post Mark… And yes, Macs are nice too. I wonder why anyone would want to upgrade Windows. Comment by Brett Gilbertson - September 24, at pm. But here is my Outlook solution. Parallels is a virtualization application allowing me to run multiple operating systems simultaneously Intel Macs.

I have a window open with XP running and connecting to corp network on a VPN connection which also allows me to use Outlook and my many gigabytes of archived email folders on my MAC. VMware has a new virtualization application called Fusion. Comment by Chuck - September 24, at pm. You can request that XP be installed instead of vista. Think of it this way in a very laymen term sort of way: All the workers at this company has access to this secret place that really only very important people should have access to. Well now one of these workers have done something very bad to this secret place.

For a more specific, more technical explanation: Much of everything runs as root. Root has access to everything. Well, very many things run as root on Mac OS X. A big rule of thumb in the linux community. Now think of this: You are at your new house and you locked your door.

So an intruder comes into your house. A more technical explanation: Mac OS X comes installed with applications that are used on servers. Not many people know this. With the running of server applications, people can have easy access and use exploitation to get on your mac and take over, so to speak. One of the widely known applications to run on a Mac OS X is apache. This is one of the things that breaks the rule of thumb for Unix distros. Never install applications that are used for server usage unless you are going to use it as a server.

The problem with PCs is that because people figured out how to make things cheap This also pertains to macs that they do make things cheap and it is very rare that anything made cheap will last you long. I happen to have a gateway made in It still works. It died from a power outage. My old gateway lived through that and the countless other times of power failures and surges.

Macs are made cheaply too. Comment by Kelpie - September 23, at pm. I think it depends how tightly you integrate with Exchange. Perhaps the easiest solution, until XP is de-supported, is to run VMWare Fusion or Parallels, both of which now offer a way to run Windows apps that sit in your dock, work with Expose, cut-and-paste with your Mac apps.

Comment by JulesLt - September 24, at pm. Not having read this entire thread, if someone else mentioned this previously, I apologize. You could then take those old files onto your Macbook and go that way. Started using it at work about 2 months ago and it has been a godsend for travel, where I can just bring a portable HDD of my work e-mails.

Comment by Erik Merk - September 24, at am. For the outlook work around you might want to check out pegasus mail… They have vista versions, too. Very good application. Not widely used…. I urge you to use and promote openoffice. It a total office suite. Comment by Rich Bouzakis - September 24, at am. Comment by Kelpie - September 22, at pm. That is why people buy macs. Comment by Buffy - September 23, at am. I think this is a poor excuse to switch.

I have had my share of fun with computers. PCs can be good. Sempron processors may be an AMD processor, but they are low end processors which is actually, in my opinion, much more costly than paying for a low end processor other than a sempron. My processor is a low end processor and it runs better than a sempron.

They too are like Sempron processors. They are low end and are not sufficient enough in performance for anything. You can get whatever home edition comes with. Do not install any Service Packs. SP3 actually has fixes for bugs that came up after SP2 was released. These bugs were actually fixed by other updates before SP2. I tested out SP2 for XP 64bit on that. Before SP2: It worked great. Now you tell me? However, after SP2 was installed, things did run slower. If you have an old computer, install Ubuntu on it so you can dip your feet into Linux and be able to still use it without any extensive knowledge about Linux.

Maya is actually available for Linux distros. Or dual boot. Take a look at my blog for more information on things about this. Mac Office should be a Universal binary. It just works better. No fan boy here either. Comment by Aaron Brazell - September 22, at pm. Hey Cuban and the rest of you! Thanks for helping me make my decision on getting a PC once again vs. I have been a PC owner forever and now it has gotten to a point where change is necessary. So thanks for giving your side. Comment by James - September 21, at pm. Welcome to macs! I got. You would love the macpro laptop — give it a try!

Comment by Buffy - September 21, at pm. Sorry to hear you went to a Mac. I have not used Vista yet and I do not allow my clients to use it either. I hardly see the point. It is a perfectly familiar and stable OS. Comment by Joshua Gramlich - September 20, at pm. Comment by Eric Marden - September 21, at am. Comment by Justine - September 20, at pm. Macs are excellent. They are perfect to use as an editing tool for music and home made videos. I wish I had one, but I have two pcs already. Comment by Russell - September 20, at pm. The operating system should never freeze up.

If you have a server mounted and it cannot see it, it will look for eons to find it and pause everything in doing so. At some point it will show a dialog asking if you want to disconnect. Often, giving something two mins to respond is all it takes. Anti-virus software is one such animal that has been known to cause problems. Mouse software is another.

Lastly, a bit about security. If you only have one account on your system, create a new admin account. Switch to it just to be sure you can use it. Then, remove admin rights on your normal account. That way, you give less access to any evil software that might come such as spyware. Installers and system prefs will ask for your admin password. You will have to manually check for software updates though. Currently, nothing evil has been found in the wild. Only a few proofs of concept. Hope this helps. Comment by Pecos Bill - September 20, at pm. Comment by David-Plano - September 20, at pm.

The folks at your local Apple Store will actually move the stuff from your peecee to your Mac for you. In my opinion, the best Apple Stores in the metroplex are the Plano store Willowbend and the Southlake store — very professional folks there. Welcome to our cult. Comment by shelley - September 20, at pm. I think the iPhone is woefully inadequate, Jobs I find arrogant and at times grossly insulting in what he has to say — at the UK launch of the iPhone this week, for example — and the iPod, which I have long had in various incarnations, needs reformatting far too often.

Comment by Andy - September 20, at am. So funny. That was in VISTA changed all of that. For the first time in my life, it made sense to switch and so I did. Comment by Sidney - September 20, at am. Comment by Jan Garcia - September 20, at am. Comment by Drugs - September 19, at pm. Good on you, Mark Cuban!! Comment by Craig Sako - September 19, at pm. Well Microsoft did a great job of converting me to a MAC. This semester my wife needed a new computer for school and I thought a MacBook would be the perfect laptop for her surfing the web and checking email.

I love every minute of it. I love the Mac products so much I purchased a iPhone for myself and my wife and I just purchased some Apple stock. I strongly believe that Vista will cause many others to make the switch to a Mac. A frequent cause of problems encountered when attempting to run Alice are out-of-date video drivers. This is recognizable when a red-screen occurs in the scene view or the run-time window when the Run button is clicked. See the following link for instructions on updating the video drivers of your machine.

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It has all the high-end tools you could want for playing with graphics and, naturally, costs a lot less than Photoshop; percent less, in fact. Inkscape Vector graphics illustration tools typically cost a lot but not Inkscape. You'll be designing, drawing, and shaping gorgeous SVG formatted files in no time with this tool. Check the online gallery for excellent examples of its capabilities. Icecream Image Resizer Icecream Apps has a lot of nice programs, but the most useful for designers with a batch of graphics that need a quick resize is the aptly named Image Resizer.

Drag images to it, pick a size and a destination folder, and they'll be converted in an eye-blink. Pixlr X Snapped up by the owners of the rf stock photo agency, Pixlr's gone through a change. The Pixlr Editor is still available to give you Photoshop-like tools in the web browser—but it requires Adobe Flash, and no one wants to turn that back on.

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Adobe Photoshop Express When you don't need the full strength of Photoshop, but still want Adobe in your arsenal, the low-end, consumer-oriented Express is there to help you with basics of image editing. It'll auto-fix a lot in your images, plus has photo filters and, of course, in-app purchases to extend functions.

For Windows, you'll find it in the Microsoft Store. Read our review of Photoshop Express for Windows and iPhone. Google Earth Pro As if high-end software that lets you fly across the globe isn't cool enough especially with all the same online features of its sibling, Google Maps , Google Earth Pro—with its advanced features, like high-res printing, distance measuring, and global guided tours—is totally free.

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Read our review of Plex. Discord Over million users and counting are using Discord for text and voice and video chatting—mainly while kicking each other's asses in online games. It's such a big deal with gamers, Discord even launched a game store to compete with Steam. Maybe because Steam also has a chat option. Telegram One of the new class of messaging services with an ecosystems of apps, Telegram delivers not only easy communications, but also encryption security end-to-end.

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On Android, Signal can completely replace the SMS texting app; on iPhone you need to get other users to download Signal or you can't talk to them. WhatsApp It's not super popular in the US and not even our favorite messaging app, but you can't ignore the pound messaging gorilla that is WhatsApp. It has over 1. It offers end-to-end encryption, has animated GIF support , group chat for up to people, document sharing, voice and video calls, one-tap voice messages, and a web-based interface you access by scanning a QR code with the app on your mobile device.

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Google Drive Google Drive has morphed over the years to become the official place where you store your cloud files for use with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Drive's online and mobile equivalents to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Throw in the office suite aspects and the 15GB of free space online shared with other Google services , and you've got a real winner. For Android users , we give it a full 5-stars.

LibreOffice The obvious choice of Office tools if you are a firm believer in open source, LibreOffice was a fork from the original OpenOffice years ago itself an offshoot of StarOffice. Inside are word processor, spreadsheet, and presentations programs, a vector graphics editor, a math formula editor, and a database. It's a little more awkward to use than the desktop version of Microsoft Office, but you can't beat the price.

Grab the LibreOffice Viewer app for Android to look at files. Read our review of LibreOffice. Who cares? They work great and are all part of one program, not three separate pieces of software. The free version seems to do it all, mimicking the look of Microsoft products, even with a ribbon interface. It also comes with 1GB of cloud storage and has mobile versions for phone- or tablet-based edits.

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It's a free, customizable, and highly usable alternative to both macOS and Windows, and the Linux of choice because is easy to master by just about any smart user. Read our review of Ubuntu Linux 18 Bionic Beaver which also covers all the ins-and-outs of exactly a Linux distro is vs. Unix and other OSes. It only takes MB to install it, so it's small. Grab the full installer, or make a LiveCD version that boots off a disc to give it a try.

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What's more, they support a tech called ConnectedPDF so you can send PDF files and even update them after you send them thanks be to the cloud. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe created the PDF format, so it stands to reason it would still offer a pretty kick-ass free PDF reader, albeit one that's not as full-featured as some others, since it has other tools it wants to sell you. Almost everything you need is free for personal use: desktop sharing, file transfers, even chat with remote users. The setup couldn't be easier. Read our review of TeamViewer.

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