That’s right! I’ve officially given up my beloved Windows for the streamlined perks of Mac (including, but not limited to iCloud and less chance of getting a virus). I will admit, though–the deciding factor on my conversion was the fact that I could put the formatting bar of Pages and Mac Word on the menu bar instead of having to put up with the annoying floating bubble that has everything smushed onto it.
Fear not; there is a point to this post. I know that I am not the only one to be drawn to the Mac side. But one thing that nearly made me turn up my nose and run back to the familiar Windows was that I could only open my documents through Mac Word–I cannot STAND Mac Word! It’s clunky and lacks an alphabetizing button! I wanted to open everything into Pages, but every time I tried, my computer said that I was not authorized to do so. (You should probably know that I have been using a computer that runs both Windows and Mac, but it IS a MacBook [a MacBook6 to be precise], so I can pull doc and pics, etc. from the Windows side to the Mac side–the only problem was that it wouldn’t let me change anything.)
What does anyone who needs an answer but doesn’t know the answer do? That’s right–I went to Google. Specifically, I went here, and it SOLVED EVERYTHING!!!
And, naturally, something ELSE had to go awry once I had begun to settle into the new way of Mac–my iTunes wouldn’t recognize any of the music that I had purchased on my iPhone! I downloaded all of the updates and system updates and restarted my computer. I went to purchased items, and it SHOWED the songs I had purchased, so I eventually stumbled upon the button that allowed me to download all of the songs to the iTunes. Excited that I had finally figured it out, I hit it, but when the bubble popped up for my password, it said Buy instead of download. I had already bought the songs! I wasn’t going to buy them all AGAIN. I was a giant ball of confusion and irritability until I removed my payment info from my account, saved it, reopened iTunes, and tried again. Everything downloaded smoothly, so as of right now, I have no beef with Mac–aside form being angry at iCal because it refuses to let me delete an event I accidentally created, but that’s not really something big.)
I’m excited that now, I can constantly write on my stories and work on different documents with iCloud seamlessly and painlessly. It’s almost like I don’t even need my 8G flash drive anymore! That’s fantastic! I’ll still be sure to keep a copy of my docs on the drive in case iCloud ever freaks out and deletes my stuff (which, hopefully, will never happen). I’m looking forward to getting my own copy of Lion instead of Snow Leopard and figuring out all of the cool things I can now do, but for now, I’m content.
The point of this post is to encourage all of you who have just been converted over and to those who are considering converting that, even if things seem strange and aggravating at first, keep pushing and keep trying–you’ll get the hang of it.
Thanks for reading!