“Those Intel-based MacBook Pros and iMacs will soon be in your hands. But before you open those boxes and fire them up, there’s a few things I think you should know,” Scott Moscella’s Plastic Bugs blog states.
Top 10 things all switchers should know:
• OS X Looks Like OS X: Why aren’t there countless OS X themes and theming applications: there just isn’t a big demand for them. The standard look and feel of OS X is already pleasing. You want proof? Take a look at the lengths to which people will go to turn Windows into OS X.
• You Don’t Need a Virus Scanner: Don’t waste your money on securing your system with off-the-shelf OS X virus protection. As of right now, those programs are snake oil – absolutely worthless to you as a Mac user.
• Your Mouse Moves Differently in OS X: It may feel weird to Windows users… It’s all about Mac OS X’s mouse tracking.
• Most of Us Use Safari: Safari is still the most standards compliant browser available. Plus, there’s always those pretty buttons.
• Installing, Moving and Uninstalling Apps: Mac OS X applications seem clean because the ugly is hidden deep within the application.
• OS X Has No Defrag Utility: OS X automatically defragments every single file that you access (as long as it’s under 20MB)… defragmenting your drive is unnecessary.
• Is Your System Acting Strange? Repair Disk Permissions: Repairing permissions is a harmless, non-destructive process that you can run periodically to keep your system in perfect working order. It’s like a free tune-up.
• OS X Is Not Perfect: Programs crash in OS X. However, “Force Quit” isn’t some namby-pamby end process that Windows users have to contend with – it’s the real deal.
• You’re Going to Make Mistakes: A comprehensive 30-point list of mistakes made by new Mac users.
• Yes, It Is a Cult. Welcome! You may soon find yourself evangelizing to your Windows-loving friends or making frequent and unnecessary trips to the local Apple Store just to look around.
Full article with more details and links here.
• MacBook Pro. The first Mac notebook built upon Intel Core Duo with iLife ’06, Front Row and built-in iSight. Starting at $1999. Free shipping.
• iMac. Twice as amazing — Intel Core Duo, iLife ’06, Front Row media experience, Apple Remote, built-in iSight. Starting at $1299. Free shipping.
• iMac and MacBook Pro owners: Apple USB Modem. Easily connect to the Internet using dial-up service. Only $49.
• iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.
• iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
• Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.
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