Mac Switchback, Act IV — woes continue

My Mac problems are getting worse. Somehow, my user account got screwed up. My log-in items have, for the most part, disappeared. My desktop and other user files have moved to a different directory, so they aren’t showing up. I can see the folder where they are stored, but I guess I’ll have to move them all back to the active home folder. Applications act as through this is the ...

iCal alternatives?

OK, next Mac switch issue. I’m finding iCal primitive. For example, when you do an all-day item, it just puts a listing at the top of the column, and gives no indication that the time is blocked out. There is no obvious place to put the location of a meeting so it shows up in the calendar itself, as opposed to the sidebar. There appears to be no way to ...

Mac Switchback, Act III

My initial reaction to my new Powerbook was euphoria, followed by annoyance as many things didn’t work as well as I’d expected. I’ve now settled into a state somewhere in the middle. I haven’t had another hard crash requiring a battery removal and restart. And the USB hard drives that mysteriously refused to load before are mysteriously working again. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’m still not happy about how ...

Tell me again why the Mac is better?

I’m still finding the Mac experience surprisingly frustrating. I posted this in the comments, but it’s worth putting it on my main blog to invite people to respond. My biggest surprise is that I’m seeing few things that are actually better on my Powerbook than my old Thinkpad. Can someone help me out here? The reasons for preferring the Mac that I’ve heard so far are: Better stability — I ...