Hello there, friends!
Matt speaking, long time MPU listener but newly migrated from a lifelong of Windows (almost, as I started on Amiga as a kid (I’m 35) ) and new user here!
And I wanted to ask the community a simple question: What do you do with you Macs?
It’s a silly question, but I’ve been thinking about switching pretty since the Mac G4 came out, never been able to afford one until I recently replaced my aging Asus 13" Windows laptop with this glorious iMac 2019. I really like it, it’s comfortable, it works wonders with my iPad Pro, which is my actual main machine (I work in a game studio as an creative/art director and illustrator) and it’s great.
BUT I don’t know what to think.
Maybe I was expecting too much from that switching, the gap between the two ecosystems isn’t as steep as it once was, but I have a hard time seeing the benefits of the switch.
The interface is pretty and the machine is fast and seems reliable, but the UX is far from perfect, with the prime example to me being the “drag the app icon into the app folder icon” window, which feels like something that should be automated?
Is there a beginners’ guide to Mac around here? Something to show the strengths of the software (hence my posting here), beyond the clear aesthetic advantage?
Anyhoo, thank you for welcoming me here! I look forward to earning my power user badge!