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Old 01-23-2007, 11:47 AM   #46
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thanks for your help Lies, hopefully I won't have to bug you with any more questions can't make any promises though!
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I was going to buy a Mac last week, but then we found out that Mrs RR's work (Real Estate) uses various programs that are not compatible with them. Sucks.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:35 PM   #48
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I was going to buy a Mac last week, but then we found out that Mrs RR's work (Real Estate) uses various programs that are not compatible with them. Sucks.
Are you sure? 'Cause now Macs have gone to the dark side and can run Windows. At least that's what I've been told by the kids at the Mac store.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #50
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Are you sure? 'Cause now Macs have gone to the dark side and can run Windows. At least that's what I've been told by the kids at the Mac store.
You can run a third party program called Parallels, or Apple's beta is called Boot Camp (which will be included with Leopard, and that's due out in Spring of this year). You have to partition a portion of your hard drive to boot from Windows, but it's certainly possible.

Here's a link to Boot Camp: http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/


I personally don't have a use for that, but it's a good option that's out there
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:16 PM   #51
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I wish I could run Windows on my work Mac, but we probably won't allow that since it will make way more work for us than what it's worth. I mainly use my PC only because most of our Novell programs that allow us to do things like access users' computers remotely, access account info to change passwords, run policies, network services, etc. are all PC-only. It pains me to have this Intel iMac sitting here to my left that I can't really use to do my job.
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I wish I could run Windows on my work Mac, but we probably won't allow that since it will make way more work for us than what it's worth. I mainly use my PC only because most of our Novell programs that allow us to do things like access users' computers remotely, access account info to change passwords, run policies, network services, etc. are all PC-only. It pains me to have this Intel iMac sitting here to my left that I can't really use to do my job.

What's the point in your school buying an iMac, then not allowing you to use it to its full potential?
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What's the point in your school buying an iMac, then not allowing you to use it to its full potential?
Well, I work at the HelpDesk, so I personally get one of each computer, so when someone calls and says "My iMac won't....." I can help them. I'm talking about software that like half a dozen people in just the IT department even have access to, such as Novell ConsoleOne, DatatelUI, Novell Desktop Management, Novell ZENworks and application launcher, etc. Our faculty and staff have no business having these apps on their machines. The art, music, and most of CAS departments have Macs. All of the administrative departments use PCs (they also have very specific programs that only run on PC).
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These are my compies.

On the left is my personal laptop, in the middle is my work Intel iMac, and on the right is my work GX620:

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Well, I work at the HelpDesk, so I personally get one of each computer, so when someone calls and says "My iMac won't....." I can help them. I'm talking about software that like half a dozen people in just the IT department even have access to, such as Novell ConsoleOne, DatatelUI, Novell Desktop Management, Novell ZENworks and application launcher, etc. Our faculty and staff have no business having these apps on their machines. The art, music, and most of CAS departments have Macs. All of the administrative departments use PCs (they also have very specific programs that only run on PC).
Ah, okay, that makes more sense.
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Yeah, I just wish it could do the stuff I do all day, then I could get rid of the PC altogether. It's kind of annoying having to go back and forth all day.

The other problem we're running into is that the default file extensions for the new Office 2007 do not open on the current Mac Office, so anyone who also goes back and forth, or creates a presentation on a PC and has to run it on a Mac will be in trouble if they didn't know to change the file type (highly possible since many of our Smart classrooms use iMacs since they take up less space and less wiring).

Office 2007 is I couldn't really care less about Vista, but Office 2007 is a must-have. Anyone know if/when it'll be available for Macs?
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^Office isn't due out for Macs until the second half of 2007 , and it's being titled Office 2008 for some reason
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Better late than never I suppose
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it's being titled Office 2008 for some reason
Maybe like new car models come out early, but with the next year's number?
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Maybe like new car models come out early, but with the next year's number?
I dunno, I just thought it was weird because the Windows version of the same software is called 2007...
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