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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Column 1 The challenge: If I go Mac, will I ever go back?

David Coursey,

Executive Editor, AnchorDesk

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Can a Windows-dependent technology columnist live happily as a Mac user? That’s the question I am about to spend a month of my life trying to answer.

In theory, a Windows user ought to be able to get along quite well with a Mac. But will it prove true in real life? And how much will I have to give up or find workarounds for because the Mac doesn’t go there?

It’s been half a decade since I used a Mac as my primary, day-in/day-out computer. I left Mac because I found it hard to organize my conferences using a mostly Mac solution. Today, FileMaker—the ease-of-use winner among databases for both Windows and Mac—has grown ...

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