I've decided not only to wean myself off Outlook, but to try to get off a Windows computer all together. This is a somewhat difficult process since I use a ton of Windows applications, but I'm convinced I will endure less Blue Screens & overall save time by making the switch (plus the MacBook Pro is one sexy machine!).
Here's a great link to "Windows vs. Mac" tips and keyboard shortcuts (which of course are the first things I'm trying to learn).
Absolutely -- also check out my post on playing a computer like an instrument at http://go.DanielOdio.com/instrument
Just finished your tutorial on Mac.
I started using my first PC in 1983 with a massive 10 MB
hard drive. I spoke with two coworkers (IBM administrator/developers) who switched to mac and have
been happy. Hopefully soon I will change my signature line below using a shortcut key that I learned on your Youtube video.
Thanks for the time it took to post that.
Great comment from Stephanie at Apple:
As you'll be a new mac user, I think it will help you to learn some of the keyboard shortcuts that Mac offers. A lot of it you'll find similar to PC (using the command key instead of control). http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343
If you already have a mac, you should subscribe to ScreenCastOnline.com - a service that tells you how to get the most out of your Mac through video tutorials:
Click here to subscribe to the screencasts in iTunes: itpc://feeds.screencastsonline.com/scofree
GREAT tips on using Quicksilver (for advanced MAC users... but you'll LOVE it)
1 of 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBvFUhTqKK4&fe...
If you're comfortable diving into Mac Terminal, you can set up an auto BCC, or an auto email read-receipt notifier, or both. Here's the code I used:
Then you can check on your handiwork by typing:
:: defaults read com.apple.mail UserHeaders
And you should see what you just wrote as being set in the system. Enjoy!
More great Mac programs:
text expander http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/index.ht...
callwave - texting widget only http://sites.google.com/a/drodio.com/drodio-jot-s...
quicksilver - http://quicksilver.en.softonic.com/mac
QS Video 1
QS Video 2.0
QS Video 3.0
2 great programs by www.SmileOnMyMac.com:
Text Expander (customizable shortcuts) and PDF Pen (manipulate PDF's, add your sig, switch out pages, etc.)
Most everyone uses a computer. But a few of us, well, we play a computer like an instrument.
If you're on a computer for 10+ hours per day, this blog is for you.
By "instrument" I mean we know the in's & out's of the device. We know how to eek out maximum performance from it. We're the people who others just look at in wonder when our keys fly across the keyboard.
If you've ever found it excruciatingly painful watching others use a computer because of how slow the person is, then you know what I'm talking about.
These are just my tips, but really, I'm writing this because I want to know about your tips. I want to know what saves you time and makes you more productive. So please post comments below.
I haven't worked on Windows machines of a while now. The last time I owned a windows machine was when XP was still new and fresh. Ever since I've mainly used Linux machines with a couple of Macs thrown in.
To be honest, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. My firewall runs on a Linux machine but I rarely have to touch that. When I work in Photoshop I use the mac. When I do something on the network it doesn't really matter as I tend to use the command line so it doesn't really matter what system I use. Now that I'm doing more pen testing training the Linux machines gets a lot more of my time though.
Why am I telling you all of this? To simply give you some background information before going on to the next item on the list (and the headline of this article)... Windows 8(.1)!
I thought I would hate it! I've seen Vista on machines and didn't like that and from what I saw (screenshots, etc) I expected Windows 8 to be worse. And the thing is, it probably is. At the moment I'm freelancing for a company in the Netherlands and they "make" me use a windows system as pretty much their entire environment is windows based.