I’ve been trying to use the Macbook as my primary machine for the last 2 weeks. So far, so good. I do have a few issues that I’m still trying to get over.
- The lack of a forward delete key is driving me nuts.
lack of a page up/page down keyability to use them is hard to find. The fact that F5 doesn’t refresh. This was fixed, not adjusting volume requires the ctrl key. No sweat.
- The size of the screws where the memory installs is insanely small. Do I have to take this to a jeweler to have them removed?
- Getting a program, that is running, to reappear is turning into an issue. I end up having to close the program and restart it. What a pain. The Window option doesn’t always work for all programs either.
- 3-key keyboard combo’s suck.
Later today I will be picking up a copy of Mac OSx for dummies or the book jSchwa recommended. That should help a ton!
There is one more thing that I’m finding to be a small problem. That is storage. Primarily, document, music and picture storage.
As it turns out, the Mac is as bad about hard drive size reporting as Windows. It’s a 80GB drive reporting as 74GB. Somehow, I have also already used 20GB of the space available, and that only for programs since I have less than 4mb of documents on here right now.
Over there on my Windows peecee, my documents folder weighs in at an impressive 120gb. I know, I really need to clean out some of the old crap, but whatever. Of that, my music folder is about 1/2, coming it at a svelt 64GB. But I only have 55GB of available space here.
So, for now, I’m just going to grab my iTunes folder (about 25GB, with podcasts), a few word docs and some excel spreadsheets.
Now I need a new drive.
Who would have ever thought an 80GB drive to be too small?