Mac Zealots! Quickly! To Me! To Me!
So, I asked a while back about Macs.
I bought a Mac Mini.
I used that Mac Mini as a home theater component. It worked pretty well like that.
Then, yesterday, my PC pooped the bed and fell down the stairs and ate a gun.
I think it’s the video card — but could be anything. I used to know my way around the guts of a computer but it’s been a handful of years now since I really paid attention to that sort of thing.
Anywho — that’s not the point. Point is, at present, I am now a brand new bonafide Mac user! And it’s been fairly nice so far. This little keyboard lets me fly on it. I love the magic trackpad thing — the gestures are really sweet in terms of letting me zip through screens and open the dashboard and whatever.
Just the same, I’m all a bit lost.
So, I once more turn to you:
What do I need? What do I need to know? What are essential apps?
Further, I’m going to need to do some word processing on this bad-boy real soon, so I’ll need to know about that, too. What’re my best options? I want — nay, need — a word processor that will let me read and utilize Word’s TRACK CHANGES option, so does that mean I’m stuck with the Mac version of Word? Talk to me about Scrivener, too, and how well it talks to Word and… y’know, all that crizzap.
Help a brother out, Mac people.
And if anybody comes in here making a ding at PCs or Macs, I will punt your perineum through your brain pan. This is not the time or the place to take bullshit sides in a made-up tribal tech war. Stuff it.