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Old 2006-07-21, 03:15 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

VirtualPC runs pretty well but you need plenty of RAM and I wouldn't bother trying to run anything higher than Win2K if you want to keep things acceptably fast. I don't know the ins and outs of Windowsland but if you can get away with W98 then the speed is more than acceptable. Make sure you opt for Undo Drive facility when setting up your virtual machine.

If you have an Intel Mac you can't use VPC but can use Parallels Workstation which allows near native performance with many applications.

It's the lack of DirectX support that makes some web content unavailable under OS X
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Old 2006-07-22, 04:50 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

Most of the direct X content can be viewed in some way or another when downloading Quicktime plug-ins I find.
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Old 2006-07-26, 01:20 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

not firefox. opera. faster. more secure.
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Old 2006-07-26, 05:05 AM
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Oh, I actually use Safari.
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Old 2006-07-30, 03:51 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

well i am glad there are good mac guys/girls here , and i have seen some good advice
as for my browsers i will only use safari or camino ( the daily updated version ) , as for any sites that macs have problems with if camino or safari cannot get sense out of the site then i would be surprised , i have yet to find a site i cannot view or use properly except for those like elgin.gov.uk because they use the adobe svg viewer , annoying if more sites start using it , and not sure if the other browsers will get it working , but thats the way sites work ( think of pc,s first ) if it works for other systems then thats more luck than judgement
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Old 2006-07-30, 01:35 PM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

I'm not sure about the icon problem but I was using an imac and a pc for 'trading' for a long time. Other apps you should look for (in trading): Easy WMA (yes some idiots rip into wma then post torrents of it) and Switch. Is it okay to say that a certain titanium version is openly available on a different 'trading' site?
In fact, 75% of my useful apps were freeware or traded....
See, other than my technobabble issue (posted prev), things are much easier in mac land. I'm guessing you were intially unfamiliar with disk images and how they mount/dismount etc....I was when I first got os x. I traded up recently all the way to mac os 10.4.4 Yehaw!!
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Old 2006-07-31, 01:19 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

In a pinch VLC will play wma files:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

And OSX is up to 10.4.7 now I think, might want to do an update.
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Old 2006-07-31, 05:17 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

Flip4Mac allows QuickTime to play a lot of Windows Media kit and, last time I tried, if you have the free version installed you can use Toast 7 to convert WMA Lossless to AIFF/WAV even though this is not possible with QT unless you cough up for the Pro version, or whatever they call it.
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Old 2006-07-31, 07:34 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

Flip4Mac werks fine for me
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Old 2006-08-14, 07:48 PM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

What software are you using to print your CD and DVD artwork with?

When in the PC world, I used Avery and it work fine, but Avery does not seem to support the Mac world.
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Old 2006-08-15, 04:53 AM
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I just set it up in Photoshop.
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Old 2006-08-19, 08:06 PM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

If you run up against a large FLAC/APE/WHATEVER file + cue sheet combo, the current front runner for dividing that into discrete tracks is XLD.
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Old 2006-09-04, 05:52 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

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For some reason I'm picking up NPR through the computer. It just starts out of nowhere. I thought it might be this firefox extension (although I don't know why) so I got rid of it (I think) but NPR keeps coming on. If I log out or restart it shuts off but comes back eventually. I turned airport off but it still came on. I'm gonna pay closer attention to see if I can pinpoint when it actually begins. So has anyone seen something like this before?

I had this happen to me on my PC, but it was BBC Radio. Does the iMac have built in speakers, or do you have some external ones hooked up? That was the culprit of my ghost radio reciever.
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Old 2006-09-10, 10:05 PM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

How do i go about transferring audio cassettes into the iMAC? I'd then like to make FLAC files from the audio. Seems that I should be able to plug my cable into the Audio Line-In jack, but I get nothing. Is there additional hardware/software I need? Do i need to change some settings so that i can record the audio with Garageband. Any Help?
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Old 2006-09-11, 03:36 AM
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Re: New to imac. Looking for a little advice

Yes, to record from that input you need something like Audacity (free) or Sound Studio (not free). I can't help you on the Garageband front I'm afraid.
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