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    Default Why didnt I consider this earlier?!?

    After two and a bit days using my Macbook, I've started to wonder why I havent changed earlier (cost might have a bearing on that now that I think of it!)

    Its taking some time to get used to the trackpad, I must admit im normally a mouse user (even on a laptop) and I dont think i've used a trackpad as advanced as the macbook. Im missing things like the home and end buttons that I would have in Windows and still find myself using windows shortcuts, but I'm slowing weining myself off them

    It will be interesting to see how I go at work tomorrow back in a windows environment.... One thing that I have found though, Entourage is shit compared to Outlook (and I thought Outlook was bad) - maybe Snow Leopard's ability to connect to Exchange will mean I can stop using it.

    Other then Apple's website, are there any good references for a Windows user coming to OS X (shortcuts / keyboard tricks that sort of thing?)

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    Welcome!

    Maybe start here: Apple - Support - Switch 101

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    I must say, I share your thoughts about the trackpad. I hate using laptop trackpads, but those that ship on the macs is so nice to use.

    I find myself going onto a Dell laptop and attempting to use 2 fingers for certain functions, as I do on the MacBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purana View Post
    I find myself going onto a Dell laptop and attempting to use 2 fingers for certain functions, as I do on the MacBook.
    I went to do the two finger scroll on my windows laptop this morning - I can see that happening a few times in the next few weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacco007 View Post
    I must admit im normally a mouse user (even on a laptop)"
    I use a mouse with my Macbook 95% of the time (the Apple wireless mighty mouse) which I find much easier than using the trackpad. It's just personal choice, but I find it much quicker to do things, and I use a desktop Mac with mouse at work, so it's easier on my brain!
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    I was looking at the Mighty Mouse on the Apple Store earlier - is it worth buying it over say another brand (dare I say Microsoft who make some pretty good mice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacco007 View Post
    I was looking at the Mighty Mouse on the Apple Store earlier - is it worth buying it over say another brand (dare I say Microsoft who make some pretty good mice)
    Have a look at this, it has many recommendations of numerous branded mice.

    http://forums.mactalk.com.au/33/5055...g-leopard.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacco007 View Post
    I was looking at the Mighty Mouse on the Apple Store earlier - is it worth buying it over say another brand (dare I say Microsoft who make some pretty good mice)
    No.

    There are $5 second-hand, ten year old mice from swapmeets that are better than the Mighty(shit) Mouse.

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    Getting David Pogue's Missing Manual for OS X helped immensely when I made the switch. You can see details on the current version here: Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual | O'Reilly Media (I've got the Jaguar edition!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacco007 View Post
    I was looking at the Mighty Mouse on the Apple Store earlier - is it worth buying it over say another brand (dare I say Microsoft who make some pretty good mice)
    I own a wireless Apple Mighty Mouse and an Apple wireless keyboard and generally use both with the MacBook Pro when I'm at work.

    However this last week or so I've been off on holidays so have been using the MacBook Pro with a Lenovo 104 key keyboard and a Logitech MX Revolution.

    The Logitech MX Revolution is a dream to use under OS X (once you have SteerMouse installed).

    I even prefer using the Lenovo keyboard, as the short throw of the Apple wireless keyboard can become very tiring while using it.

    Given the oppurtunity again I wouldn't buy either the Apple Mighty Mouse or the Apple wireless keyboard, sure they match the MacBook Pro perfectly but they just aren't as good as other options.
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