Questions about Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by fatemu, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. fatemu macrumors newbie

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    Ok, i've been thinking alot about switching to a Mac for some time, and have a couple of questions i'd like to ask. :D

    NOTE: I'm not very famailar with Macs, so some questions might sound stupid to you. Don't laugh, or throw things at me. :(

    1) I already have Photoshop for Windows, do I have to buy it again for the Mac?

    2) I have small collection of PC games, are these playable on the Mac?

    3) I'm looking at the iMac, and hoping for a purchase before the end of August, would this be a good time to buy it?

    4) Can any files on my computer, such as photos or documents, be transfered over to my Mac? Possibly using my iPod?


    Also to get in the Mac mood, I got object desktop and object bar, and made this background. :D
     

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, you'll need new versions

    No windows software will work on Macs.

    Buy it when you need it.

    The iPod will work, or you can network the mac and pc. Yeah, you can transfer them.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Answers

    1. Yes you have to buy a new version.
    2. No your games won't run on a Mac (maybe with VirtualPC).
    3. Its always a good time to buy a Mac. :) I think now thru Sept 24th you get also get a free iPod Mini (if you a student).
    4. iPod will work also network connection between the 2.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    1) I already have Photoshop for Windows, do I have to buy it again for the Mac?

    Yup, unless you want to run it in Virtual PC, which anyone wil ltell you would be idiotic.

    2) I have small collection of PC games, are these playable on the Mac?

    Nope, unless you want to run it in Virtual PC, which anyone wil ltell you would be idiotic.

    3) I'm looking at the iMac, and hoping for a purchase before the end of August, would this be a good time to buy it?

    I'd wait until Mac Expo Paris is over before your purchase.

    4) Can any files on my computer, such as photos or documents, be transfered over to my Mac? Possibly using my iPod?

    Yup, depending on the app that generated them.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    VPC doesn't have DirectX support.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i'm sure you'll love being a mac user. there's a few annoyances, mostly with compatibility admittedly, but it's a great platform. about your (amazing looking imho) xp mod, you can go here for instructions about how to rename the recycle bin to something like "trash" if you like, and you might be able to buy Lucida Grande somewhere for a system font, as that's os x's default.
    attached is a text file i made using the info from that site, if you'd rather use that. just rename it to .reg and open it, like the site says. :)
     

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  8. After G macrumors 68000

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    Answers to your questions:

    1) You might have to, though I thought Adobe had a trade-in thing where you could swap Windows versions of your software for Mac ones on the cheap...

    2) Probably not.

    3) It's a pretty good time if you are a student with student discount (get an iPod too!), else I'd wait until after Paris expo like a previous poster said.

    4) Yes.

    And good luck with the wait (I know I was impatient haha).
     
  9. fatemu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks to all the replies. I was pretty sure none of my PC software would run, but had to ask any ways.

    I'd wait for the Paris Expo, but I'm gonna need it before I go back to school. I'm hoping to get it as soon as possible to get famiralized with it. That is, unless it would make a huge diffrence if I wait.


    Once again thanks to all those who replied. :)
     
  10. NMynarich macrumors newbie

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    Don't worry, I'm in the same situation as you. I've never worked extensively on a mac before and I'm probably buying a mac laptop within the week. I'm completely nervous but at this point I'm just closing my eyes and jumping in, hoping everything works out for the best.
     
  11. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Just remember that if you have a copy of a major piece of software (like Photoshop), a company will almost always let you purchase only the upgrade for the new platform.

    You may have to send in your windows install discs, but that's probably worth a few hundred dollars.
     

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