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Differences between Windows and Macs

Have you jumped to the Mac? Feel like you’re floundering?

You aren’t alone. The interface – the minimize buttons, the keyboard, even file icons – seems to confuse people for the first week or two after they abandon a years-long relationship with Microsoft Windows.

Apple answers common switcher questions and provides a useful video overview on its website.

But this isn’t always enough.

These handy videos explain common “switcher” mistakes from the Windows point of view. Sure, they miss quite a few mistakes (and there’s some redundancy between the two), but they hit major sources of confusion for Mac newbies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bo0Oclugxk

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you won’t be surprised to learn that I subscribe to a video podcast called MacMost Now. Check out a few episodes online at macmost.com. This fellow’s knowledge seems encyclopedic, and you could spend quite a while learning stuff from his site.

Before you do that, here are two podcasts you must watch to really understand the power of your Mac.

1 Comment
  1. Great post, Luigi!

    I converted from PC to Mac 3 years ago, but I know there is still much on the Mac for me to learn. Not living near an Apple Store made it more difficult to get at-my-fingertips help. I really appreciated the Apple Care that I’ve had over the past 3 years. That’s finished now, but in the meantime, they’ve built a couple Apple Stores in Winnipeg, so I can now go there for help.

    Thanks for the info about MacMost as well. I’ve bookmarked the site, and yours, of course!

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