PC Magazine: Top 5 questions asked by Windows PC to Mac switchers

“When Apple switched to Intel processors, I switched to a Mac. It was that simple. And judging by Apple’s latest financial report, millions of you are coming with me: Mac sales have increased 30 percent since last year. But Apple is more than just the Coca-Cola of computing: The company builds solid machines that are capable of handling office work and, in my opinion, are vastly superior to Windows machines when it comes to multimedia editing,” Robyn Peterson writes for PC Magazine.

“A Mac can do more than just multimedia. I have Microsoft Office installed so that I can work on Word and Excel documents, and I use a Cisco VPN to connect with my office network. In fact, I use my MacBook as my sole PC at home, whether it’s work or play,” Peterson writes. “Though it’s fairly easy to find your way around a Mac, I’ve answered the five questions most frequently asked by recent Mac converts or those folks simply pondering a potential switch.”

Top 5 questions asked by Windows PC to Mac switchers:
• Where’s The Start Menu?
• Where’s My Right Mouse Button?
• How Do I Install Apps?
• How Do I Search For Files Or Apps?
• Where’s The C: Drive?

Full article here.

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47 Comments

  1. Stupid quote from Q5: “On a Mac, you can find all of your files by simply using the Finder. And if you’re hard-core, drop into the Terminal app and get your Unix groove on.”

    Would a “hard-core Unix geek really be looking to this silly article for help?

  2. Interesting responses to the article in the feed back section
    ” Re: Making the Switch from PC to Mac Posted: Today, 1:53 PM

    and if you REALLY miss your start menu just take your Applications folder (you will find it inside your Home folder on your hard drive), drag it to the right side of the dock – and now if you right click or control click on the App folder on the dock you get a very windows-like access to a start menu full of all your apps. “

    or the best one from runninron69
    “And the best part:when something goes wrong with it,you don’t have to worry about replacing those pesky five dollar parts,you get to pay $2500 for a whole new computer.Then you get to reload all those durn files and you can just forget about most of custom apps you had.Those are lost and gone forever.”

  3. George Harrison wrote a song that we Mac users can sing to Windows users. Check out the “I don’t know how…” lines.

    I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
    While my guitar gently weeps
    I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
    Still my guitar gently weeps

    I don’t know why nobody told you
    How to unfold your love
    I don’t know how someone controlled you
    They bought and sold you

    I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
    While my guitar gently weeps
    With every mistake we must surely be learning
    Still my guitar gently weeps

    I don’t know how you were diverted
    You were perverted too
    I don’t know how you were inverted
    No one alerted you

    I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
    While my guitar gently weeps

  4. Stupid quote from Q5: “On a Mac, you can find all of your files by simply using the Finder. And if you’re hard-core, drop into the Terminal app and get your Unix groove on.”

    It’s called Spotlight.

  5. Peterson has pointed out several impediments that inhibit Windows users from making the switch to Apple. Apple should consider releasing a version of OS X that looks like Windows to the casual user, but functions under the hood like OS X. Obviously, the truly devout Mac user would not install such a hideous monstrosity, but the faithful Windows user, handicapped by years of Redmond conditioning, would find this unique OS more familiar.

    “Proof in concept” as follows (use your imagination),

    Windows

    OS X

    The Hybrid

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