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Transitioning from Windows to Mac, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Hi everyone, The April, 2018 meeting of the Chicago Apple User Group will demonstrate how to transition from Windows to Mac. The meeting will cover two parts: Part 1: "What's it called on my Macintosh?" In the first part of the presentation we will show the ways that many common Windows tasks are performed on a Macintosh. These will include such tasks as opening files, find the Control Panel, add/delete programs, protect against a virus, right click, preview files, rename files, move files, open apps, change volume and brightness, explore files, get new applications, use Microsoft Office, access work files, and other questions people ask when they switch from Windows to Mac. All of these will be very familiar to Windows users, and you'll see how they are done on a Macintosh. Part 2: What can you do on a Mac that does not exist on Windows? In other words, what makes the Macintosh unique? We will demonstrate the seamless integration between hardware and software on a Mac, security, email and calendar, spotlight, editing photos/video/music/web sites, backup, how to run Windows or Linux on a Mac, Apple stores, the integration with the iPhone and iPad, among other topics. Obviously we'll only touch on these topics, but it will be enough that a person will be able to successfully transition from Windows to a Mac. We will also allow time for Q&A about any specific tasks that people have. Meeting logistics: The Chicago Apple User Group presents: Transitioning from Windows to the Mac Presented by Russ Conte Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Experimac 1127 West Monroe Chicago, IL 60607 No admission charge Open to everyone!


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The Chicago Apple Meetup Group is an amazing bunch of friends that presents speakers from around the world to show us how to do amazing things. We also have some really great local people who present to us, too. You are more than welcome to join us! Our meetings might range from doing incredible photography, or working with music, or interior design, or improving your writing, and much more, all using your Mac or iOS hardware and software.

We get together on the first Wednesday of every month, and have been going very strong since 1984, the year the Mac was introduced. Our speakers will introduce you to many innovations before they are out in public, and you'll get a front row seat for some of the finest presentations in the country.

Many times our speakers are at the cutting edge of exciting developments, and significant players in the Mac and iOS world. A few examples have included Adam Engst, Bob LeVitus, Jason Snell, the team at Prosoft Engineering, and Andy Ihnatko, to mention a few.

Beyond just meetings, you can connect up with local Mac and iOS users and developers. Have a question? We have the answers! Have an idea? We have people that can make your idea a reality! Want to contribute? There are many ways to do that!

So mark the first Wednesday of every month on your calendar. We meet at After Words Books, 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and then we go out to eat afterward.

The meetings and connections are free to attend. If you wish to support the work of the club, you can join for $45/year. Benefits of joining include great discounts, first notice of upcoming events, and much more.

I look forward to seeing you every month at our meetings. Remember to bring friends, and come prepared to have a great time learning to do amazing things with your Mac and iOS hardware and software!

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