Some applications aren't working with my MBP...

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  1. C00rDiNaT0r macrumors regular

    C00rDiNaT0r

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    I recently purchased a MBP and tried to install Eclipse and Norton AntiVirus 10. They both worked on my PowerPC-based Mac Mini and so I assumed they would work on the MBP through Rosetta.

    However, on my MBP, Eclipse doesn't load. There's an error message saying a log containing the error has been created under a certain folder, but when I checked the directory the log doesn't show up (hidden file?).
    After I boot up my machine, NAV will show an error message saying something about try re-installing or run Live-Update. When I try to run Live-Update my machine freezes up. Re-installing doesn't help at all...

    Is there anything I can do to fix that problem? I need Eclipse for school work in a few months, and if I can't fix the problem for NAV I would like to know how to completely remove it, besides deleting everything you see related to NAV in Applications and the "Library/Preferences" folder.
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    And your want Norton Antivirus becuase..:confused:

    and read this form for eclipse.
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, I'm using Eclipse 3.2M5a with hardly any problems (the project window appears to stop responding occasionally, perhaps twice a week, requiring a Force Quit. But I haven't lost any work).

    This is a Universal Binary, but not a final stable release. However, it works for me 99.9% of the time, and the current eclipse 3.2 is RC6. I might go ahead and install that now.

    I don't have a virus checker installed so can't help with that.
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    OS X is good at getting everything when you delete it....i don't think Norton is really needed and i heard it gives problems when it is installed....


    Bless
     
  5. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    I have a PPC based Mac and Norton doesn't mess anything up . . .

    Even though Macs have a natural immunity to viruses :cool: there's always still a chance of a virus being coded for it. Hence the reason we still need a anti virus program, no matter how small the threat.
     
  6. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Just to add: If your Mac is part of a Windows network the antivirus should eliminate the chance of your Mac transferring any viruses to your Windows based computers.
     
  7. C00rDiNaT0r thread starter macrumors regular

    C00rDiNaT0r

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    Thank you guys so much for your advices. :)

    I'm trying to get Eclipse 3.2RC6 to install on the MBP as I'm typing on my Mac Mini right now. I will ask more questions later if there are any new problems that I encounter.

    I believe I need NAV, or anything equivalent. Why? It's because of what MUCKYFINGERS and Temujin pointed said.
    I got NAV for free since my school provides it to its students and faculty, so I hope there's another (free) alternative out there that can work with my MBP...
     

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