i read a bunch of your replies and noticed a common trend. where macs were concerned, most of you agreed that to switch from windows to mac is a real pain. actually, if you do it right, it isn't. I can use both, but i didn't learn Mac on a new system, rather i learned it on an old Macintosh Plus that i saved from the trash heap. It's a riot to use and when apple revamped their os, it made it easier to adapt. my advice, ask around to see if anyone's dad or uncle or anyone else they know has an old mac that they don't want anymore and, if possible, obtain it. by going about it this way, you get to learn the basic mac functions without all of the recently added glitz that makes it seem slightly intimidating for a Windows user. just make sure that you have the right one. I don't know much about the history of macs, though i could easily look it up, but mine was i think the second model after macintosh was actually introduced around 1984. if you can't find anyone who's willing to part with theirs, you can usually pick up complete systems (i recommend shooting for a processing unit[the thing with a screen and a 3.5" floppy drive], a mouse, a keyboard, and an external hard drive. also make sure that the cables to connect the components together are included. the power cables are regular three-pin computer cords that are used on modern computers so don't worry if they say that it doesn't come with power cords.) Oh, and be carefull. if you plan on trying to load stuff onto it, make sure you or someone you know has a newer mac with a floppy drive. Mine is the only mac in our household so i can't download anything to put on it, though it does have a few games already.
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