Well, last week I was in tears. A virus ruined my computer, and the cost to correct the issue (or for them to TRY to figure out how to fix the issue) was so not worth it. She's a five year old laptop, and I've had problems with her for a couple years already... it's time to put her down.
This week, I write to you on a brand new iMac, a wonder of wonders I thought I was years from being able to experience. The transition from Windows to Mac is a bit shaky, but I'm catching on, and I'm sure by the end of the week I'll have a much better handle on it (and hopefully I'll learn how to type on this ridiculous little keyboard). As she is an Apple, I've named her after my favorite apple, Honeycrisp. :)
I hadn't realized just how much I had on my computer that was Windows specific! But the lovely people at Adobe are sending me a new disc of Photoshop CS5 Extended for Mac, at only the cost of shipping (I verified this BEFORE the Mac purchase... that would have been a horrible surprise). The lovely people at Rosetta Stone have helped me with my Spanish and Italian course license issues as well. I also spent a chunk of time on the phone with the lovely people at Microsoft getting my MS Office for Mac situated. I've felt dizzy quite frequently today.... not sure if it's because of the giant screen I get to look at all day now (which will be LOVELY for photo editing!!! I can't WAIT to get Photoshop back!), or just because I've been in hyper-info-dump-into-kristin's-brain mode. It's probably a combo.
So, Mac users, what is one thing you love about your Mac? Is there a particular shortcut or feature you learned and thought "So THAT'S how you do that! If only I knew that SOONER!"? Please share your tips! I feel like I'm still fumbling around this thing. :)
Oh computer virus that caused me such misery but a short time ago... I thank thee.
For thou hath brought me to a new world of delicious Apples... a better world...
a virus-free world!