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  • chrisholland
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    Once you get your Mac, you should make a video like this one: http://switchtomac.com/

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  • RaceJunkie
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    "Macs aren't for everyone, but for those who can afford the best, it's silly to settle for less." —PC World September 2009

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  • jasetaro
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    Apparently it's not all you need because it didn't replace Outlook for him.

    And he likely won't find an Outlook replacement until Office 2010 for Mac. Entourage is quite different from Outlook and won't work with Exchange servers.
    FWIW, OSX 10.6.x has Exchange support built in so Mail, iCal and Address Book should work with Exchange severs if they're configured correctly.

    Also the business version of Entourage 2008 does include Exchange support, but it's a kludge I don't use it.

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  • Sergio68
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    Apparently it's all I need

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by Sergio68 View Post
    I used Entourage in the very first beginning, then, for the same reason I switched to Mac, I deleted EVERY Microsoft softwares. Mail is all you need, believe me, it's a pain in that place to pass all the emails but one you are done it's over.
    Apparently it's not all you need because it didn't replace Outlook for him.

    And he likely won't find an Outlook replacement until Office 2010 for Mac. Entourage is quite different from Outlook and won't work with Exchange servers.

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  • AWS
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    I installed vmware fusion and now I am using Office 2010 beta on my Mac.

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  • Floris
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    I use Gmail and use mail.app to quarterly download via pop3 as a backup.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by AWS View Post
    You know I use my new Mini now about 90% of the time. The only time I ever boot into Windows now is to check email. I just can't find an email app for OS X that compares to Outlook. Once I do and move my email accounts over I'll be Windows free.
    I used Entourage in the very first beginning, then, for the same reason I switched to Mac, I deleted EVERY Microsoft softwares. Mail is all you need, believe me, it's a pain in that place to pass all the emails but one you are done it's over.

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  • dutchbb
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    Originally posted by AWS View Post
    You know I use my new Mini now about 90% of the time. The only time I ever boot into Windows now is to check email. I just can't find an email app for OS X that compares to Outlook. Once I do and move my email accounts over I'll be Windows free.
    MS Office for Mac, Entourage. Office 2010 for Mac will include Outlook.

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  • AWS
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    You know I use my new Mini now about 90% of the time. The only time I ever boot into Windows now is to check email. I just can't find an email app for OS X that compares to Outlook. Once I do and move my email accounts over I'll be Windows free.

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  • Floris
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    My brother and his company have had it with the problems and frustration that Microsoft Windows has given them in the last few years and are about to invest in a 27" iMac as workstation and a Mac Pro server (with 24" Cinema Display). To improve security, performance, but more importantly to take away the daily frustrations and improve the workflow. And to ensure that their work isn't interrupted BootCamp will have WinXP on it with their known programs to revert back to. Next in line is my niece who had a cheap laptop and had complains throughout her college years. Now that she's going to the university she's getting a 13" MacBook Pro and iPhone. I've been on Mac myself since 2005 and not looking back. And I can't wait for my dads machine to break down for the last time and instead of fixing it to place a MacPro at his office with BootCamp and WinXP to fall back on an his existing monitors. He also has a bunch of presentations in 2010 and is looking into 17" MacBook Pro seriously now so he can a) see the letters and b) use its performance to have the presentation go smoothly. Once they have used my system for a week to see if they like it they have been converted. Impressed by the interface, the design, the performance, the simplicity and unified GUI and ease of adaption. They always shrugged at my convert so it's good to see that once they used it a bit they have basically seen the light.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    You could always run a hackintosh

    My gf's Macbook just crashed and died. We're 99% sure its the logic board :/ time to go computer shopping.

    FWIW While in the apple store yesterday we saw an awful lot of the new imacs sitting at the genius bar waiting to be repaired/fixed.
    What a tragic scene :/

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  • AWS
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    You could always run a hackintosh

    My gf's Macbook just crashed and died. We're 99% sure its the logic board :/ time to go computer shopping.

    FWIW While in the apple store yesterday we saw an awful lot of the new imacs sitting at the genius bar waiting to be repaired/fixed.
    There is some kind of problem with the hardware in the i7 iMacs. Not sure what it is. I do know it has affected just about all of them that were first generation.

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  • dutchbb
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    Since the internal hardware is pretty much the same as any other computer, it shouldn't get broken more easily. I think most computer problems people have are software related anyway, Apple seems to win in that department, having less of the typical PC issues...
    Last edited by dutchbb; Thu 24th Dec '09, 12:48pm.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by Garamond View Post
    The choice is really easy. Get a Mac and you can enjoy both systems as you like. Get a Wintel-rack and you're stuck with Windows.
    You could always run a hackintosh

    My gf's Macbook just crashed and died. We're 99% sure its the logic board :/ time to go computer shopping.

    FWIW While in the apple store yesterday we saw an awful lot of the new imacs sitting at the genius bar waiting to be repaired/fixed.

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