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After years using laptops with windows have converted to Mac. Was very happy with XP but onwards seemed to be 1 step forwareds and 2 back and final straw was 8.1. Using a Mac is a new thing and not windows based (a positive) and have learned several new things. Taking things at a steady pace and as of yet not disapointed.

Anyone else taken the plunge

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didn't Mackintosh "invent" a sort of windows programme all those years ago.?

I can remember when windows first came out --Windows v3 then 3.1 etc

Mac had a similar thing I believe, but was over taken by MSWindows..

Take me back to the old DOS and green screens !!!

Used to do my accounts on a program called Symphony -- any one remember it??

Maurice

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Showing your age Maurice. I used Symphony.

A Mr Gates licenced IBM dos and we all the story from then.

He gave away for free MS office with new computers

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In around 1984 when PCs were still DOS Apple brought out a computer that was WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). It was sold with a writing, spreadsheet and database software from a small (at that time) company called Microsoft - the software was MS Works. Obviously someone within MS was impressed with the way the Apple Mac worked, as within 2 years Microsoft developed software that could be operated on a DOS machine giving the WYSIWYG effect - they called it Windows...

Quite possibly the reason Apple is so touchy now about copyright.

Del - hope you get on all right with your Mac, I've been using Macs since 1984 with occasional use of PC in between - in fact I run Windows XP (using a parallel system) on one of my Macs so I can run a thermal printer - even though Apple can be very annoying at times with what they do and how they want you to fit in with their ideas (rather than the other way around) I still wouldn't swap to a PC no matter how cheap a PC becomes

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He gave away for free MS office with new computers

And now the licence for M$ Office is £79 a year and mine is due next month

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And now the licence for M$ Office is £79 a year and mine is due next month

I use Office 365 on an annual licence rather than outright purchase this gives me 5 licences for either PC or Mac (which works for our family). Last renewal I paid £49 for a 12 month licence (PC World of all places), you should be able to get it for less than £79 if you ask around.

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I use MS Office 2003 (since about 2003!) and don't want to change.

It does everything I want and is currently running on a Windows 7 desktop and Windows 8.1 laptop.

re OP - I've vaguely looked at Macs as I walk past them and think how they would complete the circle with my Ipad and Iphone, but I know that quite a lot of the bespoke programmes I use would not be compatible - and then there's the cost . .

If I had the money I would have a foot in both camps

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And now the licence for M$ Office is £79 a year and mine is due next month

Take a look at LibreOffice. It costs zilch, but you can make a contribution if you wish.

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If you are at your wits end with an aging Windows machine rather than taking it to the dump, try Ubuntu with its LibreOffice; it might be a revelation, there is nothing to lose.

Needs a bit of practice, but we wanted a more "robust" OS, capable of running on an aging machine for basic duties and we are impressed.

Made as a USB bootable drive it enabled me to step over a strickened Windows Vista system to access the data files, somebody here had not backed up too well!

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I used to be a network manager in an academy. We had a new build, 60 servers, 800 pc's and 24 macs. 90% of the support calls were to the macs! absolutely dreadful in a windows network environment. Beautifully made, very expensive but absolutely no advantage over a modern PC.

This is being written on my iPad mini BTW!

J

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I use Open Office, compatible with office and free to download on windows or mac

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