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    Sep 2008
    Austin, Tx.

    New Computer

    In the New Year, I am considering changing over from a pc to a mac. I've about had it with my pc and am itching to make the switch. I've been a pc person forever and am a little scared to do it. Also, because of my job, I've always had a "school" computer and haven't had my very own computer in at least 15 years. So my question, all my digi-scrapping materials are on my pc. Are they all compatible with a Mac system?

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    Anna - if you go to a Mac dealer, they will be able to help you and transfer everything over. It's virtually seamless. As far as your applications go, if you're using PS Elements or Photoshop, if you call Adobe, they will upgrade you for a nominal fee. They will ask you to destroy your PC versions. Both of my kids and my best friend have recently switched to a MAC and are totally loving it and found it pretty easy to pick up - especially my girlfriend - who is NOT computer savvy. But your best bet is to go to a Mac specialist/store and they will walk you all through it.

    Of course, I'm pretty biased as I've been a Mac user my whole life and I've never had one crash or one virus. Mac's were the industry standard in the graphics/prepress/printing industry and that's what I've always worked on.

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    Thumbs up

    Thank you for the real useful information, Darlene.
    i might change to a Mac one day too not only coz my pc
    is drivin me nuts.
    Last edited by Blackthorne; 12-18-2010 at 11:54 AM.

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    Anna, I totally agree with Darlene. You'll love the Mac!

    And all your stash will be perfectly compatible with your new Mac, as it's only the applications that need to be changed over to Mac versions. You can certainly get the Educator's packages for CS at a much reduced rate, and if you want, something like Word-Excel-PowerPoint (there are free packages of this sort of thing, or you can just use Google Docs for that sort of stuff without buying a whole package). Have fun!!

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    Thanks for the useful information ladies, I have been thinking about switching to a Mac also...but share the fear that Anna spoke about.

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    Well.. I know Mac's are the graphics experts, but I won't be going mac any time soon as hubby got me a new pc last year and a new laptop too .. sooo I'm a micro~dummy for a few more years :)

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    Nothing wrong with that Lone - the point is, they're new and should last you a while. Graphics programs work fine on PCs.

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    AHH yes.. but we all know about micro~crashes and micro~viruses etc etc LOL... Macs don't get a Mac~attack!! LOL

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    I advise all PC users to switch over to the dark side and buy a mac - we switched a few years ago and have never looked back. Everything we have is Mac - and if there is a computer program you have to have and can't find it for Mac, you can always install Fusion to run Windows from.

    I promise you it is so easy to switch over to the new platform, and once you get used to using the Mac you will love it and never look back!

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