Continuing my article series about helping Windows users work with Macs and OS X, I figured that now would be a good time to talk about a huge question that PC users face when moving to (or at least visiting) the Mac platform: Do I Need to Run Antivirus Software on my Mac? After doing lots of reading and discussing, the answer I've come to is: (at least as of mid-2011)...not … [Read more...] about OS X Concepts for Windows Users: Do I Need to Run an Antivirus in OS X?
I've always been a die-hard PC guy, but since I purchased my first iMac I'm beginning to like the OS X platform. One of my biggest potential problems in moving my web development firm from Windows to the Mac, is the need for me to re-purchase a bunch of my existing software (read: Creative Suite). So I did a little experiment with my iMac and Fusion 4 and here's what I found … [Read more...] about Run CS3 for Windows on the iMac or MacBook Pro?…Maybe
There's a good post on Apple's forum about this problem -- having no sound when trying to add background music to iDVD -- but there was one step that tripped me up. The key concept here is that the problem is that iDVD has the background music set to mute, and you need to un-mute it. So basically you need to look at the menu drop zone and remove the iTunes note icon. Now … [Read more...] about iDVD No Sound on Menu – How to Get Sound on the iDVD Background Menu
So now that I've converted basically my entire "video life" to the Mac platform and iMovie (and final cut studio soon...), I hit a roadblock when I tried to bring WMV's from my previous Windows-life into iMovie. So I tried a few tricks and while my tricks are usually pretty handy, I couldn't find a good way to go from WMV to MP4, or even to go from WMV to MOV. The iMovie WMV … [Read more...] about How to Convert WMV to iMovie (MP4) for Free –
I've been a PC guy forever and I broke down last year and purchased an iMac. Certain things are better in OS X than they are in Windows, and certain things are...well....just plain different. As the time has come for me to upgrade hardware, I face the tough decision of sticking with my PCs and my PC laptops and all the software that goes with them -- or taking the plunge and … [Read more...] about Mac OS X Equivalents for the Windows PC Web Developer – A Work in Progress