Law marketing consultant Larry Bodine had some problems with his new Mac. Now, some of his complaints sound pretty serious and I don’t blame him for wanting to deal with them.
But Larry, there’s a few things you mention that I thought maybe I could help you with.
Word files transferred from the Mac were missing pictures. PowerPoint files transferred from the Mac would lose their formatting. PCs and Macs are not compatible, regardless of what they say.
I don’t think that’s -
Doing a simple screen capture was an immense chore. On a PC you just press Alt and tap PrtScr. With the Mac I had to download and launch special programs to accomplish this simple task.
Ah, no, see there’s a useful little -
I didn’t even bother with the Mac’s iCal or Mail, which required me to buy an @mac.com address.
Um, Larry -
Instead, I went straight to Outlook for Mac. A lot of the software for Mac — such as AOL for Mac OS X — was dumbed down and missing may features of the current PC versions.
For me the killer was the Web browser. Safari simply cannot read Flash. It is, quite simply, a second-rate browser.
I don’t think he can hear me.
On the suggestions of friends, I downloaded Netscape and Firefox, which were no better.
I run several Web sites, all optimized for IE 5.5 or higher. I couldn’t operate my own Web sites with the Mac.
You know what? Never mind.
Wish me luck on selling the Mac.
That’s probably an excellent idea. Good luck, Larry.