I have purchased an mac laptop, for the OSXing and the Final Cutting and the Garagebandage, and all that good stuff.
This will be an amusing learning curve – the last time I seriously used a mac, it was a mac classic running I guess System 7? Something like that. It’s been a good decade or so since I used a mac for reals. I’m told that the operating system has come some way since the mid 90’s….
Now I need to make a list of all my commonly used stuff, and find mac software that does it all. Amusingly, I’m likely to be 100% fine with OSX at a very very low level – a while back Annette had some issues with a piece of software on her iMac and asked me what I thought. Naturally, I said “Mmeidunnuh” while shrugging, because seriously, idun’t nuh. However, it eventually popped up a file permissions error and I said “Oh! Screwed up file permissions in the unix underbelly of this thing! That I can fix.” And indeed I did, once I found how to open a shell.
But high level operations of OSX? Could be amusing for Annette to watch me wrestle with it after using Windows operating systems ever since Doom came out and I switched from my beloved Amiga to a shitty, but Doom-playing, DOS-based PC.
Advice from Apple people on cool/must-have software is welcome.