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Apple launches ‘Find Out How’ site

Apple launched a new site yesterday featuring text and video help for new Mac users. It’s got me thinking about the many, many Mac-centric sites out there — the bulk of indie sites (like this one) tend to be geared towards fellow Mac geeks or, at least, those readers who are more tech-inclined.

As people migrate to the Mac platform in larger and larger numbers, there is surely a need for more basic ‘how to’ content. To this end, I’ll be exploring adding some content geared towards newer Mac users in the future.

I’m also going to get back to my long-neglected Rapid Weaver and WordPress comparison after I complete the series on GTD-based task managers. Thanks to Google Analytics, I’ve discovered that many people are seeking out more information on this topic.

  1. Thanks for the link to the Apple site. As I pc user, I am about to purchase a new laptop. A friend keeps telling me that a mac is the way to go, since it will also run windows. Not sure if this site convinces me, but it sure shows some of the neat stuff that a Mac can do that my pc can’t (at least not as easily as the mac video’s show).

    Thanks for the neat site. Lots of info, even tho I am not a mac user.

  2. I think your friend is right! You can get a really good Macbook for just over $1,000 now. If you get http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/“ title=”VMWare Fusion” rel=”nofollow”>VMWare Fusion (my personal choice), you can keep running your Windows apps right from the Mac OS, so you really get the best of both worlds without even booting up Windows. I think you should take a look at the bundled iLife apps for the Mac — Windows can’t touch it. You also should keep in mind that a low-cost Dell laptop (for example) may be cheaper, but the components are much lower quality. Don’t expect it to last as long. I’m still using a Mac laptop I got in 2000 — seven years and still going strong. Thanks for the comment!

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