May 13, 2011

Clueless in Apple Land

The plunge into Apple land these past few days has rendered me into a totally clueless and frustrated idiot.  For someone who has used a PC for about 25 years, switching to a Mac is not easy.  For those of you who are thinking of switching, I’m keeping it real for you!  Thank goodness we signed up for the One-to-One Program to get personal help on setup, training, and projects.  They transferred our files from our old hard drives a couple of days ago.  That convenience right there was worth the price of the program to us.

After using our new iMacs the past few days, we took my computer in earlier this afternoon for a scheduled training session so that we could ask a ton of questions on various things that have been stumping us.  (We’ve made more trips to the mall this past week than we usually do in a couple of years, LOL.)  Among other things, we had special issues dealing with our photo software interfaces, so that necessitated us bring in one of the machines.  All of our questions got answered!  I’m sure that we will have many more questions and issues in the days ahead, and we’ll just keep scheduling more sessions.  The program is good for a whole year!  It has been quite comforting for all staff at the Mac Retail Store to be extremely patient, informative, and downright funny.

We were also extremely pleased with the ease and speed in getting our Adobe Photoshop program switched over from a PC to Mac license.  We opted for receipt of new a program disc rather than a download.  For a $6.50 shipping charge, we received our new disc two days later.  Amazing.

I have gotten way behind on blog reading and visiting.  I’ll try to catch up with everyone when I can, OK?!


  1. Life is always interesting with all of the new technology! It makes life easier...but more complicated! lol I don't think I could do it with out my hubby! ♥

  2. What a cute graphic! The local school purchased all new Macs when the computer lab was first up and running, then they switched to all PCs. My mother was so frustrated by that because she felt the Macs were very logically set up and user friendly. I hope that you find that they are just what you want. You'll have to share the good and the bad.

  3. Love that picture, so cute and it cracked me up.
    I had heard somewhere that learning a Mac was rather difficult. I'm sure that I would probably loose a lot of hair if I had to learn

  4. I've been a Mac user for like 4 years and still no nothing about it lol

  5. Hey! You two are smart cookies; you'll get the hang of it. Hope you have a greatweekend! :)

  6. Well, I'm hanging in here for more stories!Hahaaa...Just don't loose all those BEAUTIFUL photos Girl!!
    Happy learning! Can't wait for the next chapter!

  7. Just curious, but why did you switch? Hopefully you'll get it all figured out soon.


  8. Hang in there. It WILL get easier. I use a PC at work and a Mac at home and will take the Mac any day.

  9. -chuckle- We didn't have too much of a problem with switching, but!!!!!!!! We are not, not, not techy, like you are techy. So we had no great expectations, I guess. We had our Mac family members, and a Net-friend of mine toooooo, to help us. We did not do it all, by ourselves!!!

    But I guess just the getting away from the FEAR of virus/worms/etc., which we had for so long with a Pc, was plenty to keep us happy. In the process.

    But I repeat, we are very simple folk, on the computer. We only had very-simple-computer-folk stuff to learn immediately. And then, we could take our time, discovering other things.

    I betcha' you are trying to bite-off-the-whole thing, in the beginning! :-)


  10. I'll be dealing with this all too soon, that will be my next BIG adventure as well. Admire your sticktoitiveness.


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