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So... - A Rose Grows on Pollux
Story Log and Musings of Crystal Rose of Pollux
After my computer crashed for good last April (for the second time–it had crashed about six months before that, but had been resurrected by a techie who deemed it beyond repair the second time), I’d resorted to using an old backup laptop for the past 10 months–which was also starting to break down (constant freezing and all that).

But now, finally, I have a new computer (which was the main reason I’d gone home last weekend)–and, after having 2 PCs fail on me in the past and this backup one also dying, I have been true to my word and switched to a Mac.

The pros–it’s connected to the same account as my phone, so I can literally imessage from my computer, and getting my iTunes-purchased music and shows back is a snap. It also runs very nicely overall, and I’ve set it up with a Mac-friendly version of Office and migrated all my documents here.

The cons–having used only PC laptops for the last two decades, not only is muscle memory is a thing I need to get past, but I only know half of what I’m doing–I constantly have a google tab with “How to _____ on a mac” open. I’m learning, though.

And I’m trying to deal with the knowledge that if I want all my music on here, I’ll have to rip all my CDs again. *headdesk* I’d say that 2/3 of my music are on CDs. I’m willing to let that go, though, as I have all of those songs on my iPod nano from having synced it to my first computer years ago (before I switched to just buying digital).

And I’m also quite amused that, at the time I got the laptop, I also bought a laptop bag for it. It took me a full 24 hours–i.e., as I was packing it up to take it back to my apartment–to realize that the brand name of the bag was “Solo.”

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Current Music: "Another Day in Paradise" -- Phil Collins

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mrua7 From: mrua7 Date: February 9th, 2017 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Good for you getting a Mac. I have one but originally learned on a PC. To me everything is so much easier on the Mac.

doesn't cost you anything to upgrade the OC when you're ready. I still haven't half explored what I can actually do on mine as I'm a very basic person when it comes to tech.

Googling 'how to' is great! What's also awesome is that you don't need virus protection, so no extra cost there.
rose_of_pollux From: rose_of_pollux Date: February 9th, 2017 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's good to hear! Hopefully, it won't take me too long to get used to it!

Good to know!

Yessss, that's probably my favorite thing about it! They (Best Buy) did give me a free antivirus for 6 months, but even admitted I won't need it, heh.
spikesgirl58 From: spikesgirl58 Date: February 9th, 2017 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then you need to name your new computer Illya. It only seems right. congrats on your new computer!
rose_of_pollux From: rose_of_pollux Date: February 9th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
A very tempting idea!

i_heart_rocka From: i_heart_rocka Date: February 9th, 2017 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think iTunes is rather complicated, this is probably why I will always be a Windows user with an MP3 player

I hope the MP3 player I currently have never breaks, I've had it for 7 years and I got most of my tunes from the library and I don't even know if they have most of the disks I used anymore

though recently since I started working I realized that maybe I should add more tunes because I have found myself going through all the tunes in like two weeks (because it's like an hour long ride to and from my workplace)

rose_of_pollux From: rose_of_pollux Date: February 9th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Once you get used to it, iTunes is actually pretty simple; I expect the same will be true of the computer itself.

Those older MP3 players definitely have a lot of life in them; I'll bet my old one still works if I tried it

Yeah, what I usually do is add as much as I can, and shuffle it--you get something new each time!
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