Unix .exe

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  1. DeFalcoD macrumors newbie

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    I just got my mac today so i am still getting used to everything about macs. i am trying to install adobe cs2 on my mac but it will not work. i put the disc in and look at the files on it. there is a setup file and an autorun file but both are unix .exe format and they will not do anything. can somebody please help me out?? thanks.


    -dan
     
  2. savar macrumors 68000

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    ".exe" is a Windows format, not a Unix format.

    In fact, your Mac actually runs Unix, and so would run most Unix software if compiled correctly.

    You should take the software back to the store and buy the Mac version.
     
  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    when OS X sees a file that it doesnt know how to handle it calls it a unix executable. So when it sees an exe (a windows executable) it says it is an unix executable. likewise if you have a thumbs.db (some pointless windows file) it thinks it's a unix executable too...

    so yeah, you need the mac version of the create suite. :)
     
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  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yep, you need the Mac version of the Adobe suite for it to work.
     
  6. boast macrumors 65816

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    I believe you can just download the Mac trial from adobe, and putting in your license information would work?
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think it's hilarious that you say thumbs.db is a pointless windows file when mac os x makes those stupid .ds_store files in every folder!

    They do the same thing
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Actually the .ds_store files do slightly more in Leopard, but yes they are rather annoying.
     

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