windows installation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by judychang727, May 14, 2008.

  1. judychang727 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased my macbook and im gradually acquainting with it...
    but i have a question about installing windows into my macbook..
    do i have to purchase the windows to install it .... ?..if not what other options do i have?...i'm trying to install windows for purposes of using word, excel, powerpt..etc..
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    You need Windows to install it, but there is MS Office 08 for Mac.

    There are also alternatives, such as the free NeoOffice, and Apple's iWork
     
  3. judychang727 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks~

    where can i get the microsoft office 08 for mac?
    and sorry i know this may sound stupid....but how do you right click on this macbook? lol
     
  4. aki macrumors 6502a

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    ...thread hijak hehehe.....which is better 2 use do u think office 2008 for mac or latest windows office in parallels or that other thing vmware or whatever... anyone??i read that mac office 2008 is a bit soso
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you would need to purchase any Windows OS (XP or Vista) plus applications that you want to run.

    You can run Windows in native mode by installing via Bootcamp, or you can run in an a virtual mode within the Mac OS via Parallels or VMware for example.

    There is also Office 2004 for the Mac.

    You might be able to pick up an inexpensive copy now that Office 2008 has been released.

    At any Apple Store or mail order place that sells Mac software.

    Place two finger tips on the track pad, then click on the button.
     
  6. judychang727 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    System preferences > keyboard & mouse > trackpad > tick for secondary clicks....
     
  8. judychang727 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Siron macrumors 6502

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    No right button option in System Preferences (I guess the button bar on my MBA is for left or right handed users) but tap once with two fingers does the same thing. I too am trying to get used to the Mac. :D
    Alan
     

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