It has been four months since I have moved from my Windows lifestyle to OSX. It was not easy at first, but I finally prefers to do everything on my Mac than on PC. However, there are still a couple of things that I miss from my PC, so I have Parallels Desktop for the following applications:
- Microsoft Outlook
There are no equivalent of Microsoft Outlook in Mac. Entourage is no where near Outlook (no PST support). I have a long rules and a lot of PST that I have created for my PC and it’d be a pain to recreate everything from scratch.
- Pocket PC Support
I have a pocket PC phone that I sync almost daily for schedule and contacts. Using the pocket PC with Mac actually requires 3rd party software (Missing Sync by Mark/Space). This also enforces my dependency on Microsoft Outlook as my main mail client.
- Microsoft Money
I have been an avid Money user. I have imported all my accounts from years back. I haven’t had really the option to hunt for an equivalent software in Mac.
- Windows Media Player
Avid Mac user would prefer Quicktime player; Linux users would prefer VLC or MPlayer. I had always been a Windows desktop user, so I like WMP. Most Anime are released on codecs that work very well with WMP and CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack). I have tried VLC and MPlayer on Mac, but they tend to crash from time to time.
- Internet Explorer
I uses Firefox a lot, even when I’m on PC. Then why do I need IE? My main usage of IE is for Microsoft CRM (for work) and Outlook Web Access.
3 Responses to “Things I miss from PC”
June 17th, 2007 at 9:51 pm
See my blog on moving to a Mac. I found some scripts for $20 that allowed me to easily convert my data from Outlook to Entourage.
June 18th, 2007 at 2:27 pm
You can keep all those. The one thing I miss from Windows to Mac is being able to resize windows at any edge. I have been praying for that in Leopard but it does not look good!
Mr. TL Says:
June 21st, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Peter: Thanks for the info. On my other blog, i show how to move mails, but it doesn’t include contacts, etc.
Jens24: I agree with that, but even on windows, I tend to do it from the same corner as my Mac.
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