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Transition to Mac NOT going as well as had expected

I hope this attempted transition to MAC doesn’t end in tragedy, but it looks like its heading that way fast…

  • MS Excel 2008 maxes processor
  • Cannot drag and drop files into Dreamweaver file manger
  • Lack of any “finder” based SVN client (e.g. such as tortoise SVN)
  • Lack of blogging software that holds a candle to MS Live Writer (come on! this is a Microsoft product)
  • MAC Skype client doesn’t support multi video
  • Have to pay for a lot of programs I got via open source before.

Yes there are some things I like, but I’m afraid that this list is only going to continue to grow. 

Update After this momentary crisis I didn't just ditch the MAC. I kept with it and am enjoying it more and more.
  • Brad Morse

    For blogging, check out marsedit.

    Wait for Office 2011 (or check out neo office or open office or even google docs – I don't like Microsoft Office on either OS)

    There are good open source programs for the mac too, just need to find them.

  • Bjorn

    Re: SVN tools for the Finder, check out SCPlugin.

    http://scplugin.tigris.org/

  • Dave

    RE office — give numbers a try. I hate pages, but numbers and keynote are both very good. The UI takes a little bit to get used to, but it's fine once its going.

    RE Skype — have you tried iChat? Skype really is more windows facing software. The iChat cilent is quite good, and has probably done a lot to inhibit the featureset of skype on a mac. As long as you are talking to aim or jabber users, you should be fine.

  • http://web.simplifiedbuilding.com cwpollock

    Well, I should let you all know that I made it past that momentary crisis I was having about sending the MAC back and am now growing more comfortable with its functionality every day. Turns out I was having just as many problems on the PC when I went back to try to do some things on that machine. That assured me that the problem I was having that day wasn't a computer problem, but a problem problem 🙂

  • http://www.google.com/ Philly

    And I thought I was the senislbe one. Thanks for setting me straight.

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