Last weekend, my Dell PC kept freezing and crashing while I was trying to write my sermon and prepare my Bible study, and I finally said, "Genug!" I'd been thinking for a year about getting a Mac, so last Saturday I finally made the switch.
March 9, 2008
So far, I'm really happy with it - iPod and phone are syncing; the web looks great on Safari, I imported all my contacts from Highrise into the Address Book without a hitch, Gmail with IMAP works great in Apple's Mail program.
My main question right now is what the best route to go is for word processing. I opened up the trial for M$ Office for Mac, and was unimpressed by Word and disgusted by the price. (It's possible, in my current state of loathing for Microsoft, that I wasn't fair about it.) So, I'm trying Pages (in iWork) now, but wondered if any of you Mac users have any thoughts about it. One fellow at church said to try NeoOffice, which I understand to be related to Open Office. I've tried Open Office on PC and Ubuntu, but haven't really needed to use it, as my other computers all had M$ Office. I use Google Docs a lot, but it's nice to have a desktop word processor when the layout matters.
Also, any other tips for a Mac newbie?