With our latest product release, we have ventured into the world of Apple. Yup, our product is now officially supported on the Mac.
I think I can safely say that this was not something on our roadmap a few years ago, but we recognized the trends, and now have this offering for our customers. With this support, it was determined that we needed a few more Macs in the organization, the Product Management team included. Now, I’m not sure I stepped forward, or everyone else stepped back (except me), but I ended up being the PM Mac guinea pig.
I have been using PCs since, well for a long time, so this was definitely going to be a learning experience. Let’s say that Google and I became very good friends the first couple of weeks with my shiny new Mac.
In my travels, I stumbled across this article that lists the top 30 mistakes made by new Mac users. Even though this article is a little old, it is amazing how many still apply. Here are a few that I have already qualified for:
15. Installing a program every time they want to run it because they think the installer is the program.
16. Where’s “the internet”? (looking for the Windows Internet Explorer “e” icon)
19. Looking in vain for an uninstaller app, because they don’t realize that uninstalling an application on Mac is as easy as dragging the program icon into the trash.
23. Saving everything to the desktop or somewhere on the hard drive other than their home folder
These are just a few of my favorites, and I’m sure I’ll fall into a few others. Someone once told me that if you need to do something on a Mac, pretend you don’t know anything about computers, and think to yourself what the easiest way might be to accomplish that task. Chances are that is how it has been implemented on the Mac (see #30 in this list). Anyone run into any other goodies that aren’t listed here?