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Mac Convert! Am I?

Guy Watson recently wrote an article that he is a Mac convert. Abdul Qabiz too is a proud owner of a Macbook.

Some of our team are already Mac Guys!

And I won’t be surprised if Arindam Biswas goes for a Mac with his next iteration of his Notebook!

Macbook Pro Setup

I am shifting to my Mac but rather in a slow pace. I have to be careful that everything gets sync at the right time with the right software conversion. I have never used a Mac seriously besides testing for compatibility, browser behavior, etc. and I never felt the need to move. It is not that I am against Mac or that I love Windows; I was just concerned with getting my works done the fastest and the best way possible. Oh! I would have not shifted so early if not for Keyur’s Gift!

First, I am amazed by the sleek, clean, crisp design of the Mac Software interfaces and their interactivity. It is the ultimate WOW factor that gets you right in your face when you’re in front of a Mac. I have already fallen in deep love with Adium which is a universal Instant Messenger for Mac. I was a die hard user of Trillian Pro for windows for the past coupla years. Even my site visitors’ percentage for Safari have increased from 1% about a year ago to 5% currently. My primary concern is now about Email Management, Version Control – SVN, RSS Feed Management and Keepass

Some of the few sites’ feed that I have already subscribed are like

Having seen, done and said good things about Mac, I have to be careful that I do the transition on a gradual manner! Keeping both the machines; using both of them appropriately is the best bet for now; will try to pin-point and switch applications that are equivalent or better on the Mac.

  1. I dont know about what you need from an email program but I found switching to the mail/ical combo very easy to do and I really enjoy the interface. Beyond that forwarding mail to gmail and using the google calendar is also an amazing cross platform option.

    As for SVN subversion runs great on the Mac, depending on your IDE of choice Subclipse is my prefered GUI. After that I like smartSVN and if you are a tortoise user their is a plugin called SCP that will get you the same functionality.

    For RSS I live by NewsFire but I know many people also like netnewswire.

    The mac also has a built in tool for managing passwords which is quite nice. But if you dont want a mac only solution, barney boisvert released a java app that I enjoy using very much.

    Good Luck in the switch. I never looked back :)

  2. I dont know about what you need from an email program but I found switching to the mail/ical combo very easy to do and I really enjoy the interface. Beyond that forwarding mail to gmail and using the google calendar is also an amazing cross platform option.

    As for SVN subversion runs great on the Mac, depending on your IDE of choice Subclipse is my prefered GUI. After that I like smartSVN and if you are a tortoise user their is a plugin called SCP that will get you the same functionality.

    For RSS I live by NewsFire but I know many people also like netnewswire.

    The mac also has a built in tool for managing passwords which is quite nice. But if you dont want a mac only solution, barney boisvert released a java app that I enjoy using very much.

    Good Luck in the switch. I never looked back :)

  3. Dear MAC users,

    I am running Windows Vista 64 Bit and
    am truly satisfied with the performance
    I am getting. Of cource I have a Quad core
    QX 6700 2.66Ghz, 4 Gigs Ram, 512 MB Video
    Card & 1.5 gb Serial ATA 300 Drives. So
    what I am saying is If you can't afford
    a real machine > Buy a MAC!

  4. Dear MAC users,

    I am running Windows Vista 64 Bit and
    am truly satisfied with the performance
    I am getting. Of cource I have a Quad core
    QX 6700 2.66Ghz, 4 Gigs Ram, 512 MB Video
    Card & 1.5 gb Serial ATA 300 Drives. So
    what I am saying is If you can't afford
    a real machine > Buy a MAC!

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