Jump to content



Photo

Just bought my first Mac!


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#16 aviator189

aviator189

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 22-June 12

Posted 19 August 2012 - 20:47

meh, it looked nice and all when i saw it in the ads and everything. but when i started to use my sister's mac for a while, found really nothing special about it. i'm not hating or anything, but i found nothing that would win me over.


#17 Mr Nom Nom's

Mr Nom Nom's

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 08-January 11
  • OS: OS X 10.9.5
  • Phone: HTC One M8

Posted 22 August 2012 - 13:29

meh, it looked nice and all when i saw it in the ads and everything. but when i started to use my sister's mac for a while, found really nothing special about it. i'm not hating or anything, but i found nothing that would win me over.


It depends on what you want out of an operating system: for me I want the power of UNIX whilst having a GUI that isn't an inconsistent clusterf-ck as with the case of Windows. If Windows is 'your thing' then all power to you :)

#18 BoDEAN

BoDEAN

    REDHead

  • Joined: 04-May 04
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Iphone

Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:42

What do you use mission control for? Ive had my AIR for 4 months and have yet to use or play around with it.

#19 Stetson

Stetson

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 04-October 06

Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:00

What do you use mission control for? Ive had my AIR for 4 months and have yet to use or play around with it.


It's basically just a fast way to switch between applications and multiple desktops. It's pretty convenient once you get used to the trackpad gesture to call it up.

#20 Bad Booster

Bad Booster

    Evil Mastermind

  • Joined: 12-April 10
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • OS: OS X 10.9
  • Phone: iPhone 5 16GB, iPhone 4S 16GB, iPad 2 16GB WiFi

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:01

What do you use mission control for? Ive had my AIR for 4 months and have yet to use or play around with it.


For me its a replacement for Expose (on 10.8) so it acts as a fast way of overviewing running apps & switching between them.

#21 +d5aqoëp

d5aqoëp

    Banned

  • Joined: 07-October 07

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:42

Apparently Samsung product would have looked exactly like your mac and you would have saved a lot more money. :shiftyninja:

#22 +virtorio

virtorio

    4089 III

  • Tech Issues Solved: 12
  • Joined: 28-April 03
  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:49

Apparently Samsung product would have looked exactly like your mac and you would have saved a lot more money. :shiftyninja:

And if it's anything like the Samsung notebook I have in my house, you'd go though two batteries in the space of a year, the screen would be awful and the trackpad would be a crime against humanity.

#23 BattleDaggit

BattleDaggit

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 25-June 12

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:51

meh, it looked nice and all when i saw it in the ads and everything. but when i started to use my sister's mac for a while, found really nothing special about it. i'm not hating or anything, but i found nothing that would win me over.


I hear comments like this alot from people who use Macs but haven't paid for them.

#24 Northgrove

Northgrove

    Philosophizing Developer

  • Joined: 29-December 02
  • Location: Sweden
  • OS: OS X 10.9
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:10

Just got my first mac as well (the rMBP). Almost 2 months now and I have to say the ease of use with OSX is both awesome yet annoying. Awesome in the sense that the trackpad gestures and mission control are just genius and boost productivity beyond imagination. But the ease of use comes at the expense of lack of customization on some fronts, not to mention that a lot of the mac apps are so basic compared to their Windows counterpart. Also, Finder is somehow difficult to use at times and even annoying, like the need to have the file extension in the file name when trying to rename a file. Apple needs to seriously consider recoding Finder for years osx update.

If you or others find Finder too "basic", I can recommend Path Finder by Cocoatech: http://cocoatech.com. It was designed for this purpose -- to be a "powerful Finder". The site seems to be down right now though, but they are "alive" and have updated it for Mountain Lion. They're running a blog here: http://cocoatechblog.wordpress.com. Here's a review with screenshots: http://mac.appstorm....ith-the-finder/

#25 +virtorio

virtorio

    4089 III

  • Tech Issues Solved: 12
  • Joined: 28-April 03
  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:55

If you or others find Finder too "basic", I can recommend Path Finder by Cocoatech: http://cocoatech.com. It was designed for this purpose -- to be a "powerful Finder". The site seems to be down right now though, but they are "alive" and have updated it for Mountain Lion. They're running a blog here: http://cocoatechblog.wordpress.com. Here's a review with screenshots: http://mac.appstorm....ith-the-finder/

I can't live without PathFinder. And Alfred.

#26 BetaAddict

BetaAddict

    Uncomplicating the complicated

  • Joined: 31-August 09
  • Location: Chicago
  • OS: OSX Mavericks, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: MotoX, Nexus 7, Android 4.4

Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:28

If you or others find Finder too "basic", I can recommend Path Finder by Cocoatech: http://cocoatech.com. It was designed for this purpose -- to be a "powerful Finder". The site seems to be down right now though, but they are "alive" and have updated it for Mountain Lion. They're running a blog here: http://cocoatechblog.wordpress.com. Here's a review with screenshots: http://mac.appstorm....ith-the-finder/

Just tried Pathfinder. Seems like a pretty good alternative to Finder, but the one thing that makes it a no-go is that it needlessly switches to the dedicated graphics card as long as it is running. So in the end, I'll end up taking a hit on battery life.

#27 Shiranui

Shiranui

    Iconoclast

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 24-December 03

Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:29

My condolences.

#28 +virtorio

virtorio

    4089 III

  • Tech Issues Solved: 12
  • Joined: 28-April 03
  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 28 August 2012 - 22:06

Just tried Pathfinder. Seems like a pretty good alternative to Finder, but the one thing that makes it a no-go is that it needlessly switches to the dedicated graphics card as long as it is running. So in the end, I'll end up taking a hit on battery life.

The latest beta apparently fixes that:

https://twitter.com/...563583136718848

#29 BetaAddict

BetaAddict

    Uncomplicating the complicated

  • Joined: 31-August 09
  • Location: Chicago
  • OS: OSX Mavericks, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: MotoX, Nexus 7, Android 4.4

Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:30

The latest beta apparently fixes that:

https://twitter.com/...563583136718848

May give it another shot once it reaches stable release.

#30 +virtorio

virtorio

    4089 III

  • Tech Issues Solved: 12
  • Joined: 28-April 03
  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 31 August 2012 - 22:27

May give it another shot once it reaches stable release.

Which is today: http://cocoatechblog...-1-1-and-6-0-6/