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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by i-sidd, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    Greetings to all,

    I am planning on switching to MAC- I call it (Most Advanced Computer). I have some questions and I think you guys could help me out. I have been reading this forum and found it quite useful. However, I would like to know that now since an Intel based MAC can boot XP on it, I woild like to know will the booted XP run all the application on it like on pc. For eg. MS office, Dreamweaver,Photoshop,and all the other windows softwares that run on windows PC.

    Its just this question that I have not found the answer for anywhere. Its just that I have a lot of windows softwares that I would like to be able to use on the MAC through the XP on a MAC. I don't want to buy these softwares right away for MAC and would like to use the softwares that I already have and use it on the MAC through XP on it.

    Thanks Guys
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Windows runs 100% natively which means you can use any Windows application with it. Don't forget to give OS X a good go though, because that is what really makes Mac the MAC. ;)
     
  3. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply. I would definatley be using OS X more than the XP. Do you knwo if there is any tutorial which shows how to use OS X step by step or a video tutorial, so that I can familarize myself with the OS X environment.

    Thanks.
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    If you're computer literate then I don't think you'll have too much of a problem. OS X isn't really that different in the way you use it. I had always used Windows and I thought I might have some trouble with OS X. The first week or two took a bit to get used to it, but after that it all just fell into place.

    There are a few books that could be useful, but again, probably unnecessary. I pretty much found any advice I needed here, and if I couldn't find anything I just posted a question and always got useful replies.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    ya, max_altitude is right.

    BTW: Even though you provided that lovely acronym for MAC, people on this forum will beat you to a pulp if you keep calling it "MAC."

    Just a warning. ;)
     
  6. Eluon macrumors regular

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    Apple's web site has tutorials (don't have time to grab the link) as well as the help section of the OS.

    Also, we will be glad to offer you any help and advice when the need arises.

    CM
     
  7. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Guys, that was helpful.

    Hey EricNau, I am sorry if I offended any of you by calling it mac. I will not do that again. my apologies to you all.

    I will go through the apple website.

    Thanks
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    There's no need to apologise. Nobody's offended by it, it just annoys people around here sometimes. Though in this case it wouldn't have mattered anyway because you stated that you were using it as a acronym. ;)
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. I wasn't offended. I was just warning you in case you didn't know the difference, (MAC=Media Access Control).

    I really do love that acronym - "Most Advanced Computer." :D
     

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