2 Days On A Macbook Pro—Confessions of a Longtime Windows Power User
The USB port works and most of my USB devices work.
I found my wireless printer fast, and Mac prints to it better than Windows.
The device is beautiful.
I have an iPad so I can now see FaceTime and iMessages right on my computer. I don’t use these applications much, so this isn’t big for me but may be for others.
Most every application I use is available for the Mac, so I’m not missing any key application I need to do my job.
It’s fast. Very fast. But I think that has more to do with being new than being that much faster than Windows.
Then, the annoying things:
The hardest thing for me is I use a ton of keyboard shortcuts. Mac has many of these available, but they are hard for me to get used to and some don’t work at all. For example, if I start an email on Windows Outlook and want to cancel it, I just press ESC. On the Mac, it does nothing. I have to click the X.
Speaking of the X, I miss having everything on the right side instead of the left where the Mac has the X-button. Just a small thing since they both do the same thing; it’s just a learning curve.
Home key does nothing. End key does nothing. I use both of those keys (along with CTRL and arrows) constantly.
The next worst thing has to do with hardware. There’s no standard HDMI port so I have to buy a special cable to make it work with my monitor. Some hardware isn’t compatible with the Mac, so I’m going to be spending more money to make it work.
I miss my touch screen.
Where is the right click? Oh my goodness. I never realized how much I love the right click. This alone may force me back to Windows.