Originally Posted by RockinRhonda
thanks ive never owned a mac but have always heard good things about a mac my husband thinks a mac would be nice to i went to the website saw some nices ones how hard is it to use a mac? such as putting in software,printers,cams,etc..
well im off to work now talk at ya'll later
Macs are great, but I do think it really depends on what you want to do with it. Software you can either run the general Mac OS (Operating System) versions such as AppleWorks (This is equivalent to Microsoft Works, with pretty simple Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet etc)
You can also run Microsoft Office on a Mac if you buy the software. I don't use Office on my Mac (at present) as I don't have much need for it.
You can attach almost anything to the general programmes of the Mac eg Digital Camera to iPhoto and Digital Video camera to iMovie. The problems come if you want to use a more advanced programme eg Adobe Premiere for film - this can only be easily accessed (without massive manual configuring) using a Sony or Canon camera
All in all though, most printers and scanners etc will connect fine, but I tend to stick with Hewlett Packard as I know these to be compatible.
There is also the problem of a lot of companies eg ISP that don't offer software for certain versions of the operating system, so again, it's back to manual configuration. (could be a UK thing though?!)
Although Macs are (IMO) great computers, I can imagine that you already have a lot of Microsoft software that would become negligible if you were to buy a Mac.
I hope that makes a bit of sense! If you need any more info, just give me a shout and i'll see what I can do!