Happy Friday and happy holidays! One of the biggest rewards of hosting and writing this newsletter is when I receive a follow-up e-mail from a member whose question was presented. It not only gives me the acknowledgment that the member has read your invaluable contributions, but it also shows you that your advice and opinions made a difference. With that said, do I have a treat for you! I received an e-mail from member Aaron J. who submitted this week's question "Windows to Mac: Why did you switch?" Boy, was it a blast to read. Not only did his e-mail contain thank yous for the contributors (some called out individually), but he also included a response and contribution of his own to the overall topic! Give his e-mail a read (located directly below his question). Thank you, Aaron, we appreciate it!
I know this week's topic: "Windows to Mac: Why did you switch?" doesn't apply to everyone, but I encourage you to give our members' answers a read and to understand why some of your fellow members chose to switch. I know from the amount of great information passed on from our members that it will help all the folks who are considering the move from PCs to Macs. I'll hand it to you members; everyone posted their experiences and opinions with grace and no flame wars broke out over it. There are no right or wrong views here, and member Aaron has graciously chosen a few featured answers in the Q&A section to get you started. And if you haven't told us the reason why you made the move to a Mac, please join us in the discussion--not to persuade us of one operating system over the other, but to educate us on making a sound decision of what is best in the interest of our computing needs.
Thank you all for an incredible 2011! This will be the last Community newsletter of the year. I wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. Take care, and I look forward to talking to you in 2012!
Q: Windows to Mac: Why did you switch? Hi everyone. I used a Windows OS since before Windows 95. I
made the switch to Mac OS X in 2009. I started with an iMac
(that I still own) and purchased a MacBook Pro in 2011. I
also have several iOS devices, including an iPad. My
experience with Mac OS X has been great. I confess that I do
run Windows 7 in Boot Camp (and Parallels) because I have
some programs/devices with no Mac OSX equivalent. My
questions are mainly for those of you who switched from
Windows to Mac (but I welcome all input). Why did you switch?
What has been your level of satisfaction on a scale of 1
(low) to 5 (high). Do you use Boot Camp (or a virtualization
program) and why? What have you done to make your Mac OSX
experience more enjoyable (software, apps, hardware). Looking forward to your comments. Thanks.
Q: How can I preserve my files' create dates, after copying and pasting to another drive? I back my system up regularly but not with one of the commercially available programs; I just copy and paste all the files/libraries I want to a HDD. I have a couple and alternate them each time I do a backup, so if the one disk fails, I always have at least the penultimate backup. When I build a new system, I just copy and paste again. Now here is my problem, when I set up a new system all my dates, except for "photo date taken" all reset to the current date. I have tried all the date options from the View menu but none show the date created. How can I preserve my dates? And is there a way to prevent this from happening again? System Window 7 64-bit Pro. Many thanks!