1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Would love to own a Macbook pro in the future and was wondering how easy or difficult is it to learn Mac OS ?
    10-29-2016 10:44 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In my opinion, the Mac operating system is easy to maneuver, but you've got to refrain from expecting certain things to be done in the same manner they are done on a Windows PC.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-29-2016 10:50 AM
  3. TrofeoLover's Avatar
    How easy or difficult it is depends on the person. Everybody learns at different rates, so in a sense, your question is invalid.
    10-29-2016 11:33 AM
  4. ROSES5682's Avatar
    There is a slight learning curve, as with anything new, but if the person is tech savvy I think they will find the transition fairly smooth.
    10-29-2016 11:44 AM
  5. jkeitz's Avatar
    I had the same worry. I've been a Windows user since 1.1 in the late '80's, but my HP Envy Ultrabook broke, and the MacBook Air looked like a competent replacement. I've been sucked into the Apple ecosystem once device at a time, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and finally a MacBook Air. I've only been in Mac for a week, and I'm never going back (of course, I still have 5 Windows 10 machines in the house, and 40 at work, but...).

    It was much easier than I thought it would be to switch over. About the only problems I've had is muscle memory. I keep hitting Control-C to copy rather than Command-C for example. Also, when you hit enter on a file, you rename it, not open it. Little stuff like that. Its been less than a week, and I'm already used to it.

    There are a few quirks, but when you get to those, you start to realize that the Mac way of doing something makes more sense than the Windows way, you're just used to the Windows way.

    I cannot recommend switching over more highly!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-29-2016 12:34 PM
  6. G.4's Avatar
    Dude. That's not helpful.
    10-29-2016 03:31 PM
  7. ToddHensley's Avatar
    If you search YouTube you will find many free tutorials, some specifically for people switching from Windows. They could help you make your decision before you switch.
    10-29-2016 09:12 PM

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