Mac Update 2: Electric Boogaloo
By Eddie LopezEddie_Lopez. Monday, February 26, 2007 1:18:47 AM
Some closing thoughts and comments:
I still don't like the keyboard workings for manipulating my way around the finder window. I like to start typing out the name of the folder/file I'm looking for... in Mac I have to move from the "home key" arrangement to use the "command-down arrow." instead of just hitting enter to drill into the folders.
Although I'm used to the iTunes "all library view" with everything showing at once, I was entirely unprepared for the same approach to my iPhoto library. To my girlfriend: I'm sorry you had to see all the pictures of my ex at the top of my library (as they are the oldest). Nice job Apple... way to put me in the doghouse.
What's with resizing in iPhoto? I have to go to the "Share/email" menus to "fake" my way into just resizing the image? I guess most of you Mac guys have other image manip software, this just seems STRANGE to me.
Between the Dock at the bottom, the bar at the top and then the (what us windows guys call) the title bar, I'm missing the fact that I can't reduce on of them in Opera. I want the "turn menu bar off" option I had in Windows, but that doesn't make sense in Mac.
Things I won't be able to live without
xGestures got me to install strokeit again for Windows.. neither aren't as "native" and smooth as Opera which is why I haven't used them before, but it's ok.
Quicksilver (which I was interested from Enso on Win), also led me to try Launchy on Win, but I've now settled with Find and Run Robot (FARR). Great launcher app for Windows.
Expose replaces the "Win-D or M" combo and the "Show Desktop" icon I have in my Windows Quicklaunch bar.
Most surprising things
"Close" is a minimize more than anything. Before I dropped my 2Gigs of RAM this was much more of an issue... oh yeah, that reminds me: the things I do to save 60 bucks (see right) like get my RAM from Crucial instead of Apple.
HFS (Mac file system) can't write to NTFS (Windows File system). I'm not sure how I've gone this long in my computing life without knowing this, my jaw dropped when I realized this.
I don't really see what all the fuss is about with Safari... I'll stick with Opera- although downloading apps and stuff just work better in safari than Opera (understandable). Also, I haven't yet installed
Oh- do I even need Norton antivirus at all?