How do I grant write access to my external hard disk that was connected to windows?
I do not wish to purchase additional software.
PS: Got my new MacBook white
Just bump into this thread and like to chip in that logitech MX518 work very well too in my experience.
I used a mac razer death adder before and without the driver, it doesn't work well.
Seems like some logitech mouse is better if you want a third party mouse that plugs and play on mac.
A bit OT here but need advice from you experienced Mac guys...
If I get an iMac, can I upgrade/add another Hard Disk or increase the RAM size myself?
The shop allows me to do so before the purchase but they are so expensive!! For example, for an extra 1TB disk, I need to pay more that $300! And an extra 4GB RAM costs also in excess of $300!
Can I instead buy my own internal 1TB hard-disk ($100+ only?!) or RAM ($25 per 1GB only?!) like those used for PC, and do it myself at a later stage?
Pardon me, I'm a PC user here making the slow switch to a Mac. Thank u!
I guess it is all about the hype...isn't it? There are mac users commented that after they have switched they never look back...what is just so special? Care to share?
When I went to the Apple website, I read that with Macs, you hardly get any viruses and there's no irritating, unexplanable crashes so common with PCs. So initially I thot these were the 2 big advantages. But later, I read over the Internet that they are just myths. Or at least the crashing part. Macs still can crash.
The reason I'm getting a Mac is that my old PC is getting slow/faulty and I want to experience all the Mac "hype". But what I do know is, I like the screen layout (the dock is so cool!) and evrything about Mac seems to be made for multimedia stuffs.
Also, people told me I should use Windows XP (before Win 7 was released) and to avoid Win Vista cos it eats up memory and is slow to use. I thought it's just so lame and poor job done on Microsoft's part. When I upgrade my OS, obviously I want the latest. How come everyone's saying stick to the very old Win XP? Doesn't make sense. So I thought, enough of the Windows nonsense. (Even though many have said Win7 seems to rock this time.)
I hope my transition to Mac will be smooth and enjoyable.
Oh yes, you don't think it's anyway special because it doesn't keeps on your nerves doesn't it? I shall not harp on the "no need to bother about virus/trojan/ad,malware" part for mac too. But the needless to have a part of you worrying in regards to your computer getting infected, i'm sure that is something a lot of people would be mostly thankful for especially if they've had enough of all those "unknown" shut downs, unknown files floating around suddenly, unknown and weird "happenings" of your computer. Don't get me wrong, there are viruses (and related) targetted for macs too, but just much much lesser as macs aren't the major operating system around! Btw, i don't use any anti-virus program on my windoze PC also and i've seldom/never goton infected. So it boils down to how a user practice "PC-care" in general.
Usually we only find reasons or issues to talk about when things aren't going great and not when its all going smoothly. These are just my personal 2c with my mac and pc. Having needed the Windoze platform for my programming stuffs, I relied on windoze to complete my stuffs. But when i get home, i'm really glad i have a mac to come back to. Maybe you can say it serves different functions and provides for different needs and expectations.
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Oh yes, I've had those unknown, unexplainable shutdowns also with my PC. Re-installed Windows. Now I've got intermittent re-boot when I'm halfway doing my stuffs! I have anti-virus installed and I don't visit those dodgy websites or open unknown mails. Still got it.
And not to mention the scary PC Blue Screen of Death!!!
Hopefully, my yet to come iMac will be kind to me.
P.S: You sound like a seasoned Mac user.
It's the cumulative little things that makes Mac so special for me. It's so easy to install hardwares, setup networks, etc.. the interface is designed by someone who is geniunely interested in making things simple for the user. A simple thing like the Spotlight feature works beautifully for me, where Window's current search features cannot match.
Add to that, the Mac OS can simply read all my RAW files without having to use any external softwares. And I can create PDF files without Adobe,.... the list goes on.
You might have to give yourself some time to explore all the little differences that Mac brings, as you are probably used to how things work in Windows.
But not to paint the all rosey picture as yet, Mac being a different platform requires a bit of unlearning (windoze ways) and relearning. Yes there are occasions when you'll flip as to why there isn't that program for mac, but oh well most/all of us live thru those enjoy your Mac when it arrives!
Am just a happy mac user for 8yrs and counting!
Last edited by xhui; 19th November 2009 at 01:32 PM.
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