Tuesday, February 16, 2010

{Reporting Today from the Bright Side}

That's right.

Finally started the crossover to MAC.

We decided it wasn't worth putting a second hard drive into my Dell laptop.

And this way, I get to play with all kind of new toys! :)

Our desktop is still a PC. So, I'm a half-sy right now.

Enjoying the transition though, for the most part.

The downside is that my Photoshop CS4 is for a PC. I had it on my laptop but never put it
on the desktop. When I tried to the other day, I found out there isn't enough RAM on that computer. So, I'm just using the Elements 3.0 that came free with my camera and trying to decide what I want to do about that. It's bummin' me out a little. I'm going to take the
opportunity to learn how to use iphoto though. Otherwise, I'm excited about my new,
shiny MAC and all the yummy things it can do.

I do have a PC question though. I'm hoping one of you techy girls will be know the answer.

Q: Sometimes when I click on the button to safely remove my external harddrive, it says
no because it's "still in use" even though it's not in use. Why is that? Is there something I should be doing differently?


Kristi said...

Congrats on the Mac!!!!!!!! It is so much fun!!

Hendricks said...

Welcome to Mac world! You're going to love it. iPhoto is my new best friend!! And I don't even have anything special, it is special all on it's own! As for your 'in-use' comment...the computer thinks it is in use because you probably had a file open recently that was on the hard drive. It's a pain in the rear, my pc does that often too when I'm trying to delete a file it won't let me delete it even though I'm not using it. I sometimes try to open the last application with a different file so it knows I'm really not using that one (i.e. if you are using your photoshop, open a file that is on your desktop, close it, and then try ejecting your hard drive). You will never have these annoyances with the Mac!! :-)

Samara Link said...

Barb, thanks for the tip. I just tried it and it totally worked. I can't tell you how happy that makes me!