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    Default Moving from PC to MAC
    I know this isn't related to iPhone, but I love this community so much I thought I'd post a question. I'm converting from PC to MAC, and was wondering if anyone who's done the same could give some guidance based on their experiences, such as gotchas or helpful hints.

    Thanks guys!

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    In what respect? The actual transfer process? What programs to use on a Mac?
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    More along the lines of what programs to use. Also, maybe any key differences that may hang me up as I've never used a Mac before. I work in IT and sadly have been saddled with all Microsoft all the time for many, many years.

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    There are very little hangups. Mac doesn't crash (sound like an Ad don't I?). First thing I guess would be to get Office. If you use VBA Macros then get Office 2004, if you don't care about Macros you can get 2008. Handiest programs: Mac Pilot, Toast, CS3, VirtualHub, iLife (iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, etc) but this should all be on your computer already if you're getting it retail. For internet: Transmission for torrents, Aquisition for Gnutella, Transmit for FTP/SFTP, X-Chat for IRC, Adimius for IM. Is there anything you're looking to do specifically?
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    Hey thanks for the input. I'm looking for a replacement for Microsoft Money and I'm not a huge fan of Quicken. I'm also a huge fan of roboform which sadly doesn't have a mac version. I've researched some alternatives for roboform, one being 1password and the other just using the built in keychain functionality of Lepoard. If you have any comments or recommendations, that would be great. Thanks again for the help!

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    for the record the name of the IM is Adium
    and u can get useful stuff from the boys over at lifehacker website

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasty801 View Post
    for the record the name of the IM is Adium
    and u can get useful stuff from the boys over at lifehacker website
    Ya, I knew it was simpler than I was putting in.

    iBank would be a good bet for you probably. I don't know if it'll read Money files natively, but I'm sure you could export it in a compatible format.
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    http://hmatt.com/mac/macbookfreeware.html

    Welcome to Mac. It's all free, it's all flawless, it's all mac. Enjoy your stay.

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    i'm actually doing the same thing I put my order in for a new macbook pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    http://hmatt.com/mac/macbookfreeware.html

    Welcome to Mac. It's all free, it's all flawless, it's all mac. Enjoy your stay.
    nice link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamunda View Post
    Hey thanks for the input. I'm looking for a replacement for Microsoft Money and I'm not a huge fan of Quicken. I'm also a huge fan of roboform which sadly doesn't have a mac version. I've researched some alternatives for roboform, one being 1password and the other just using the built in keychain functionality of Lepoard. If you have any comments or recommendations, that would be great. Thanks again for the help!
    Congrats on the mac, I use ms money with vm ware fusion and it works like a champ. intego had a really good deal on it bundled with some virus protection software, for the mac and win side last month.

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    Just made the best decision ever =D
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    Once you get your MAC and have it for few weeks you will not believe for how long and for no reason you were hooked on PCs!
    You will never turn back. I was buying PCs every 2 years for last 20 years, now I converted whole office to MACs. Can't wait until they make QuickBooks for MAC Canadian edition, I'll kick out Parallels VM and gladly never see Windows again.

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    howdy, was thinking of doing the same. Bored of pc, and i heard you can do some pretty cool things with mac. Are the mac minis worth buying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niz972 View Post
    howdy, was thinking of doing the same. Bored of pc, and i heard you can do some pretty cool things with mac. Are the mac minis worth buying?
    My friend has one, had one for years and loves it, still running strong.

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