[update] Here’s a few other things that people should bear in mind when switching from a PC to Mac:
- your webcam probably won’t work
- If you buy a ‘mini’ you won’t have a mic, or 3.5mm jack for a mic
- You won’t have a hash key on your keyboard
- You won’t have all those valuable shortcut keys in Photoshop.
thanks to DK, I have a new mac mini and its lovely 😀
However – there’s somethings that don’t appear to work or make sense.
1: Using Skype on a PC is easy. When someone starts talking a big popup window appears, making it obvious. On a mac, if I’m already in a conversation with someone, it isn’t so obvious that a new conversation has been started – I get a red circle with a ‘1’ number in it, showing that I have another conversation available. I didn’t realise that – I thought it was telling me I had 1 phone call credit or something (as it was next to my balance figure) Therefore, I missed the conversation
On a mac, its clearly cooler – but its not ‘clear’. Interesting.
2: the little green plus icon in the top right of all my window – what does it do? I click it, and I think it will expand the window to full size – what it actually does is very inconsistent. Sometimes it shrinks my window, sometimes it expands the length, and sometimes it expands the width – but it never does all 3.
To me its like a ‘random expand’ button.. hit it and who knows where my window will go!
3: When I change my status of my chat applications – I can’t tell what status is set (hours later obviously) on them until I open them up again. I thought i’d be able to tell by hovering my mouse over the dashboard icons – but no.
On a pc it’s obvious, as a system tray icon changes to reflect my status.
There will be more things, I’m sure.. but this will do for now.