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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    someone in my workplace briefly showed me a feature on his Macbook that could recognised a face and can collate all photos of that person together. Say, if I want to put all photos that has my eldest daughter from the day she was 2years old till 24years is it true I can do this on a Mac easily? was thinking of doing that for all my kids and suprised them as one of our wedding gift to them.
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    Yes, you definitely can. Very easy to do. You can sort the photos by face and date into an smart album and send for printing into a nice hardcover album all from within iPhoto.

    What I did was to create a smart album to search for all photos that have all my family's faces (me, wife and 2 girls) between 2 dates. All done in less than 5 minutes! No Windows app I know of can do that.

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    Default Re: Switching from Microsoft PC to iMac: Advise please

    Quote Originally Posted by askquek View Post
    WARNING, WARNING, WARNING.....

    Do not use MAC......

    Once you switch to MAC platform, there is no turning back.... you will discover the wonderful world of MAC's stability, free of virus, etc...

    I had been using MAC since 2003, after my PC notebook turn BLUE on me....I have a colleague start using MAC after my recommendation and there is no turning back for him either, btw, he was already 50+ when he switch. It is easy to pick up and there is laterally no learning curve...

    As for software, the MS Office for Teachers and Students (no student pass require to prove when purchase) cost less then SGD300 and the CS4 Web Premium version cost only SGD99 (goto www.mine.com.sg to register and purchase-need to show student pass).

    Documents prepared in Windows version of Office can be read by MAC version. No worries.

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    to be fair, there are some problems. biggest complaint i have is that safari dun work well with govt websites. there are no updates for IE for Mac and firefox doesn't work exactly well with govt websites either. for some reason, govt websites are only IE friendly...

    and there are still some niggling problems with word compatibility between PC office and Mac office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    iLife09 (iPhoto09 etc..) comes bundled with all the macs.
    iPhoto and iMovie bundled? damn.. it is good deal.

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    it is iWorks09 that you need to buy.
    This one, I don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    to be fair, there are some problems. biggest complaint i have is that safari dun work well with govt websites. there are no updates for IE for Mac and firefox doesn't work exactly well with govt websites either. for some reason, govt websites are only IE friendly...

    and there are still some niggling problems with word compatibility between PC office and Mac office.
    This is true for Opera and other browsers too.

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    Thank you guys!... I am sold.

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    Hi azul123, I think picasa 3.5 is similar to iPhoto. You may want to take a look.

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    Default Re: Switching from Microsoft PC to iMac: Advise please

    Quote Originally Posted by alwayschampion View Post
    Hi azul123, I think picasa 3.5 is similar to iPhoto. You may want to take a look.
    Thanks, so there is a Win equivalent. Ok, shall look up that, thanks for info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Thanks, so there is a Win equivalent. Ok, shall look up that, thanks for info.

    ../azul123
    Yup, it is available both in Windows and Mac.

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    Oh yes, Nightwolf75 already mentioned in his post...

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    Default Re: Switching from Microsoft PC to iMac: Advise please

    i did use the 1st version of picasa but i dislike the annoying habit of picasa down-res the pics until i can see jaggies. never really tried the subsequent versions.

    as for iPhoto09, it comes bundled with all macs. hence, IMO, no reason to download picasa. hehe...
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    i've downloaded quite a few iPhone apps via iTunes on the PC. if i switch to Mac, can i transfer these apps to the Mac and resync them to the iPhone?
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    What's a good book to read with pictures showing the "How To's?" right now I am looking at samples pages of "The Independent Guide to The Mac 2". I have already checked that all my hardwares can be reused on the iMac, planning to read up first.. the newer processor release not so soon anyway.

    By the way, how fast does Apple release newer hardware platforms? it is not good to buy something and then 2 months later a newer platform comes along.

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    Default Re: Switching from Microsoft PC to iMac: Advise please

    maybe yearly, the imac/mac mini & macbook has been updated, so if you are buying one of those, you should be safe

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    Default Re: Switching from Microsoft PC to iMac: Advise please

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    to be fair, there are some problems. biggest complaint i have is that safari dun work well with govt websites. there are no updates for IE for Mac and firefox doesn't work exactly well with govt websites either. for some reason, govt websites are only IE friendly...

    and there are still some niggling problems with word compatibility between PC office and Mac office.
    I've found that Opera will work in place of Internet Exploder for almost everything but those websites that require ActiveX and then, you need to run Windows. Even the Mac version of Internet Exploder didn't work correctly. You can switch the browser agent identification to show IE and things will often work just fine.

    The Windows Office development staff always seems to forget to pass on some information to Microsoft's Mac development staff so Office isn't always the same as Office.

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    one more thing not forgetting if worst come to the worst u can install bootcamp and ur current OS and run all the windows stuff on the imac subject to compatibility..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygixs View Post
    one more thing not forgetting if worst come to the worst u can install bootcamp and ur current OS and run all the windows stuff on the imac subject to compatibility..
    this is the clincher for me. can't wait for the new iMac to be available in stores.
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    If you don't want to but new mac compatible software think about using VMWare
    AS I have to work with a number of windows apps, have found it all runs well within the VMWare player on my Mac
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