Re: Explaining the Macintosh surge?
- My theory? The Apple retail stores. They offer folks like this guy
(below) a chance to feel comfortable (and excited even!) about making
the switch. They feel like there's support out there for them.
I got this in an email today from one of our older members (I work for a
country club). He's in his late 70s and had told me that he was
considering a Mac because once he added all the features to the HP he
was looking at, the cost difference favored the Mac. I suggested he go
to the Apple store to find out more...
I followed your lead and bought a new Apple Computer. I am a happy
camper--I spent over an hour at the store with one of the sales reps so
now I am somewhat familiar but have lots to learn --which I like.
Who gets that kind of help and support at Best Buy when they look at
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- Yes, Word 5.1 can be run under SheepShaver.
- Chad Smith
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Geoffrey Mendelson <
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:26 AM, Randy B. Singer <randy@...<randy%40macattorney.com>>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > The one thing that users most complained about, which was automated
> > formatting, got special attention. When something is changed by an
> > automated formatting setting in Word 2008, a tiny icon appears when
> > you hover your cursor over the change. That tiny icon is actually a
> > contextual menu, which can be used to instantly reverse the change,
> > alter the AutoFormat settings, or even to turn that automated feature
> > entirely off.
> This is my major complaint with Open(Neo) Office. There is no simple
> way to turn off all automatic formatting,
> on the fly misspelling (by the program), on the fly spell check, etc.
> In plain English, the "let me type" interface of the original (DOS)
> I'm sure some people enjoy them, and some can not type a single
> sentence without being secure in the
> knowledge that their spelling is correct, the grammar is acceptable
> (to something/someone), their
> punctuation matches, etc. I'm just not one of them.
> BTW, if it really is Microsoft Word 5.1 for the Mac that people want,
> is there any reason it can not be run
> under sheepshaver? The major exception being that WP for the MAC was
> released as freeware, while Word
> was not.