Tale of the new Macbook – Stamina googling, Filesystems and Wunderlist

I would not have expected the following events to happen when I got my new Macbook Air. What would a follower of Windows paradigms expect? Maybe some “I do not understand”-fun with the user interface. Well, I also had these but they were more fun then annoyances.

The keyboard – oh how I still love those keys with backlight. OK, now where is the DEL key? How can I make those square brackets and how can I do a print screen without a print key? Google finds answers for everything if you ask the right question.

And so by the way I learn, I can record screencasts with the built in quicktime? Does it work on Windows too? I will find out, but not now.

Applications: Office was no problem – the Mac version looks nicer than the Windows one but how a developer can break a paradigm like that the button for full screen is in the upper right corner. My lightroom runs much better than on the Windows PC, the plugins also come in Mac flavor.

Plugging in the new external HDD for my girlfriend: readonly? But how? After asking Google the question number 10^23 I find out: Mac does not speak NTFS and uses a different file system. I should have remembered that Linux/Unix based do not speak NTFS. But there is a cure for everything… …the one for this user-unfriendly behavior is called OSXFuse, but you might already know this and lie laughing because of the newbie behind your Mac or do not care because you use Windows.


Do you know Wunderlist? I have tried plenty of software products for ToDo lists, but this one rocks!

If you look for a cloud based todo-list which works offline as well as online you found it. It works in your Webbrowser, as an App on your Windows PC, your Mac and even your Linux machine. And if you want it to be mobile just install the client on your blackberry, iPhone, Android phone and even your iPad. See for yourself and try it. Make your lists, administrate them, send them or share them.

This list tool is definitely a Wunder (german for wonder).


One response to “Tale of the new Macbook – Stamina googling, Filesystems and Wunderlist”

  1. Correction: As a 4 years user of Ubuntu Linux OS, NTFS is not a problem. NTFS read/write capabilities are built-in the linux kernel. Unfortunate Microsoft and Apple, for the sake of marketing reasons they do Not Want to add read/write capabilities to their operating systems.

    I also use Wundwrlist and it really rocks. You should also try the newly released Wunderkit which is a much more of a control center with to-do lists, collaboration and project management.

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