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Changing To iMac (I hope)


Bing.alau

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I use Virgin Cable for my PC but am considering changing to a new iMac 27" model computer.

I have phoned Virgin to ask if there will be any problems if and when I change over. The lady on the other end of the phone assured me there would be none. But as I am not entirely convinced I thought I would ask on here.

Anybody using the Virgin cable and an iMac available for comment please?

There are other questions as well such as transferring things like Photo-shop etc. But mainly I want to know if things are compatible?

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wee eddie

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The Internet works just as well with a Mac as it does with a PC.

However, most PC/Windows Software will not work on a Mac.

Macs come with a very strong Suite of Programs, particularly on the Media Editing side, as standard.

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Bing.alau

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Thanks wee eddie for that. It is the cable bit that I am thinking of. Already had a little chat with Brumas who I know changed over to an iMac about a year or so ago. He has been full of information and says I am doing the right thing.

I know the techie boys and girls are good on this forum, so decided this may be the place to find out things about changing over from PC and Windows.

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Terry Brown

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With you photoshop files they are normally PSD extentions. As Photoshop is an Apple (Apple/Mac) system, there should be no problems with transferring over.

Terry

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Bing.alau

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Terry Brown. Many thanks for that. I also have a couple of thousand-plus iTunes on my PC, but I think they will change over seamlessly. I hope so anyway.

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Forum Editor

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Bing.alau

They will.

You'll have no internet connection problems with your new Mac, but you'll need to obtain Mac versions for any software applications you currently have on your PC.

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Bing.alau

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FE. I suppose that means there will be more cash to pay out? Ah well, I can't take it with me.

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iscanut2

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You could always dual boot into the Mac OS or Windows and have the best of both worlds !

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Terry Brown

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As regards your Itunes music/video, I suggest back them to an external Harddrive, then when you get your new computer or/and you could like the advice from Itunes about transferring .

itunes info

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1373

Terry

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