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Windows 7: Switching to Mac

14 Mar 2011   #11
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It should be simple, isn't everything on a mac simple, failproof and 100% totally safe and secure
It took four posts before that type of response was given. I was betting on post two.
I was betting on post one...


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14 Mar 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Moving the files is the easy part. Getting over the fact you've grossly overpaid for identical hardware that has been proven to run Windows 7 faster than OSX....that's the difficult part.
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14 Mar 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Moving the files is the easy part. Getting over the fact you've grossly overpaid for identical hardware that has been proven to run Windows 7 faster than OSX....that's the difficult part.
Nice response. But if it's a macbook, at least it has the big multi-touch mousepad and magnetic power cable if that makes you feel any better.
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14 Mar 2011   #14
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It should be simple, isn't everything on a mac simple, failproof and 100% totally safe and secure
Not really. I use a PC and an iMac and while Mac's seems to be more secure and trouble free it is not necessarily so. Go to some of the Mac forums and you'll see as many troubleshooting threads as in a Windows forum. It depends on how you treat your computer. If you are constantly installing and uninstalling software you're more likely to run into problems in both systems.
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14 Mar 2011   #15
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It should be simple, isn't everything on a mac simple, failproof and 100% totally safe and secure
Not really. I use a PC and an iMac and while Mac's seems to be more secure and trouble free it is not necessarily so. Go to some of the Mac forums and you'll see as many troubleshooting threads as in a Windows forum. It depends on how you treat your computer. If you are constantly installing and uninstalling software you're more likely to run into problems in both systems.
I completely agree and this is true also for Linux systems.
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14 Mar 2011   #16
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It should be simple, isn't everything on a mac simple, failproof and 100% totally safe and secure
Not really. I use a PC and an iMac and while Mac's seems to be more secure and trouble free it is not necessarily so. Go to some of the Mac forums and you'll see as many troubleshooting threads as in a Windows forum. It depends on how you treat your computer. If you are constantly installing and uninstalling software you're more likely to run into problems in both systems.
I believe he was using sarcasm, if you haven't noticed.
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14 Mar 2011   #17
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I recall reading an ad, this may have been ages ago, that said if you bought a Mac, 'they' would transfer everything for you...? Was this the case at some point, maybe still?

I think I recall them doing this, because the average user will just assume either it can't be done or it's too hard.

Anyway there's a reason Apple hasn't run an ad about Windows 7 yet, food for thought. Leopard isn't as smooth as they'd like you to believe, trust me..
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14 Mar 2011   #18
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Moving the files is the easy part. Getting over the fact you've grossly overpaid for identical hardware that has been proven to run Windows 7 faster than OSX....that's the difficult part.
But the OS is not identical. OSX is optimised for some config. Windows must run hundreds of config.
For initial question I think the problem is can we transfer a song file with USB key format in ntfs or exfat ?
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14 Mar 2011   #19
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
I recall reading an ad, this may have been ages ago, that said if you bought a Mac, 'they' would transfer everything for you...? Was this the case at some point, maybe still?

I think I recall them doing this, because the average user will just assume either it can't be done or it's too hard.

Anyway there's a reason Apple hasn't run an ad about Windows 7 yet, food for thought. Leopard isn't as smooth as they'd like you to believe, trust me..
And they will move a lot of money from your pocket ... for free !
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14 Mar 2011   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
But the OS is not identical. OSX is optimised for some config. Windows must run hundreds of config.
Right, which is why it is an utter embarassment that Windows 7 runs faster on Apple's own hardware. Sit two identical specced computers down side by side...one Apple and one Windows 7. It is mind-blowing the difference in responsiveness. If you don't or can't try it out yourself, there have been several recent tests done and posted, one on Neowin, I think, that benchmarked them both on Apple hardware.

When you boil down the facts, there's no way to justify spending more money for lesser performance. You couldn't justify it even if the performance was the same.
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