It's a sad day. I'm switching back to PCs and Microsoft products. Yesterday, I took the leap and purchased a iPhone! First impressions were awesome. The packaging was great. The product was sleek. And then came sign up. I fought through the sign up and got everything working. It took longer than I'd like largely because I'm not familiar with apple's basic software packages. I'm sure they're a better user experience than Microsoft's but I just got fed up with my own lack of knowledge and expertise. By lunch today, I admitted defeat. I admitted that I have better and more important tasks on my hands than to fighting through the transition curve back to apple products. My decision was influenced by the fact that I am running an entire PC network at home and that switching to a single Mac at work just wouldn't work for me. Purchasing the iPhone meant I was going to have to convert my home network too and I just wasn't willing to take up all the time that that was going to take. I guess I'm just a PC nerd. I hope Redmond will take me back as a customer.
Now that I'm back on the Mac, I was thinking about transferring a handful of old files that are on my Mac SE. Big problem -- no one has 3.5 inch floppy discs anymore....and even if you (or I) did, once you get tthe data onto a disc, how would you ever be able to read the disc on a new computer --i.e. there are no more disc drives. I may be stating the obvious but it's not a probelm I've encountered in the domain of computer data.
I'm reminded of the advice my father in law gave me recently. He suggested I go and buy a new VHS before the players go into extinction. That way, I'll always be able to read my old catalog of VHS tapes. He insists that it's much easier than trying to transfer all those tapes.
Does anyone know how to do deal with this floppy disc and data transfer problem?
I threatened to make this switch months ago and well -- I finally did it 2 weeks ago. I am now 100% on the Duel 2 GHz Power/PC G5 with 1.5 GB DDR SRAM.
With the first 2 weeks of interface transition idiocy behind me, the switch in retrospect was relatively painless. My biggest problem so far has been re-learning keyboard shortcuts for certain things. My second biggest problem is that Rhapsody doesn't work on teh mac and I used to like to use that service a lot.
Much thanks to Chad for helping me through this transition!