I’ve been a Windows/Microsoft user in the desktop/laptop department for over 20 years. In fact, the first desktop I had was built for me by a friend and Windows based. Yesterday, after a few years with an iPad and an iPhone I made the jump to an iMac.
She’s beautiful! 27-inches, crisp display and no tower to try to find a home for. Just a huge monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse. Both of which (the mouse and keyboard) are taking a bit to get used to. I’ve always had a number pad on my keyboard. Even on my laptops. Most likely because I come from a data entry background and spent hours with a keypad. It’s always going to be just plain strange to use the numbers at the top of a keyboard.
And this keyboard is smaller. And my fingers are a bit all over the place. But that’s something I’ll get used to.
And the mouse is….flat. Which is strange. And there are no actual buttons. Also strange.
And I totally had to Google how to right click because I was going nuts.
Overall I love it. Like really love it.
And then I tried to hook up my iPad, update my books via Calibre and…no joy. It took some research and trial and error but it seems that Apple/Mavrick/iTunes no longer plays well with others. I have to get to my Calibre library by opening a Safari window and putting in an IP address and port. Then it’s all there and when I click “get” I’m given the option to open in iBooks. And voila – there the book is. It’s actually a bit cumbersome for me. I have Calibre set up so I can see right away what books I’ve read already. And with a library of over 1400 books that’s quite helpful. In my Safari window I need to click on “details” to find out if I read it. *shrug* Just something new to get used to.
Off to read more stuff about being a new Mac owner…