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Davydd

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Posted: 03/05/12 08:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happytraveler wrote:

gwalter wrote:

I read a rumor that Microsoft may be making Office for the iPad. Has anyone else heard this?


I read that the other day.

Office for iPad Submitted to App Store

That's old news that has since been denied by Microsoft. Microsoft does develop apps for the iPad so it is not as if they are deliberately avoiding Apple. My guess is the rumors took some wind out of their marketing sails and they wanted to hold off for the iPad 3 intro. The other reason is they may want it to show first on their own Windows 8 tablet effort, but rest assured, it will come to the iPad. I have serious doubt Microsoft will avoid a 50 million device and growing market unless their CEO, Steve Ballmer, is truly an idiot.


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Road Trip huh? I'll have to look into that. I'll have to do more research on cost. I have time. I want to see what the Ipad will do for me. That will be my main internet and research tool. I use my iphone quite a bit, only complaint is small screen and of course flash player not available. Also, silverlight for reserve america. (of course not sure what that means doesn't work on my ie 64 bit either).

Sooo much to consider. Thanks for all the information.


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I'm confused...they still make PC's!
Had a PC for years...we switched over to an IMac about 2 years ago and love it...also have IPad2 and IPod.


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Road Trip hasn't been updated in three years and has been replaced by Basecamp for both PC's and Macs.


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Deetour wrote:

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Get the basic mac not the pro and go happy.

I agree and its not just because we use Macs. I do run one Win7 computer and everytime I have to do something on it I wonder: Now why didn't they do this like Apple, it would have been so much easier.


If you're referring to the old, white, MacBook, those are no longer available. The MacBook Pro is it for their notebook computers.

My advice: Get the MacBook Pro, get it with a program called "Parallels" which will allow you to run whatever version of Windows you need to run your PC programs. It will run Windows AND Mac OS simultaneously. The BEST of both worlds.

Think of the Mac as "added value" rather than "added cost". The majority of people, after experiencing Mac OS X, will prefer it over the Microsoft OS. ALthough, personally, I think Win7 is great, I like the simplicity of Apple's One OS version over MS's "choose a flavor" menu.

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Don't forget the MacBook Air as an alternative to the Pro.

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If you think Apple is a steep learning curve wait till you get windows 8. They've managed to complicate the shut down procedure.


Win+C hotkey...then select shutdown, restart, logoff, switch user etc. Or just hit the power button and it goes through the shutdown procedure.

Seems easy. Just different. But so is the Mac.





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NorthernLimits wrote:

creeper wrote:

If you think Apple is a steep learning curve wait till you get windows 8. They've managed to complicate the shut down procedure.


Win+C hotkey...then select shutdown, restart, logoff, switch user etc. Or just hit the power button and it goes through the shutdown procedure.

Seems easy. Just different. But so is the Mac.


No more start button, it's now under the charms bar and of course long time windows users to relearn.

Hitting the power button will give you the shutdown options menu, click the drop down option, choose your option and then click ok. Not saying it's not easy it's just overly convoluted with amount of clicks and maneuvers.

For mac users click apple and shutdown.





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creeper wrote:

NorthernLimits wrote:

creeper wrote:

If you think Apple is a steep learning curve wait till you get windows 8. They've managed to complicate the shut down procedure.


Win+C hotkey...then select shutdown, restart, logoff, switch user etc. Or just hit the power button and it goes through the shutdown procedure.

Seems easy. Just different. But so is the Mac.


No more start button, it's now under the charms bar and of course long time windows users to relearn.

Hitting the power button will give you the shutdown options menu, click the drop down option, choose your option and then click ok. Not saying it's not easy it's just overly convoluted with amount of clicks and maneuvers.

For mac users click apple and shutdown.


Personally I think the Apple and shutdown is a learning curve also. It's not a start button. It's not in the same location as a start button. Again, not hard, just different.

Pushing power and selecting shutdown on a Mac or PC does the exact same thing.

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What I always find fascinating about the MAC/PC (actually MAC/Windows) debate is that it's always pointed out that you can run Windows on a MAC using Bootcamp or software like Parallels. That's because Windows is needed in order to use certain software that's not available for the MAC or to play games or whatever. Seems to me that it makes more sense to just run Windows in the first place.

I had a MAC a few years back running OS X Snow Leopard. I really wasn't wowed by it but it was OK. I installed Win 7 when it first was released using Parallels and found I spent most of the time using Win 7 and used the OS X side less and less. I gave the MAC to my daughter who was in college and after a couple of months of using the MAC she begged me for a Windows machine. I tried to sell the 1 yr old MAC but could only get offers of 20% of what I paid for it. After months of trying to sell it, I finally traded it for a Toshiba laptop.

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