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macs version of word? if you mean ms office 2008 for mac, it's the same exact thing. saves as a .docx (or .doc) and opens in office 07 on windows exactly as it appears on a mac.

no experience with pages in iwork though

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Oh nah, I understand that, but I also understand that buying word for mac is a couple of hundred bucks.

Im saying that the word-eqse program that comes on the mac, when in school i open that file in word will it work, and look the same?

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Microsoft Office for Mac is $100. Works just like Windows version. You can get Open Office for free and it will do the job as well.

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i heard some rumors that new laptops might show up tomorrow. nothing solid so i wouldn't hold my breath. i hear the ipad might come out on march 23 and since I doubt apple would want ipad and macbooks to come out on the same day, tomorrow or next week launch is possible.

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lots of talk that it will be out before ipad. makes sense to me. apple will probably have a huge campaign for the ipad and they wouldn't want to share the spot with macbooks.

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hope you guys are right about the new laptops. my gf has been looking at getting a new mbp since her computer officially died last week, but i told her to do some research to make sure a new one isn't coming out soon.

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don't know if this has been posted but this is generally a good guideline to go by:

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

it shows the life cycle of each apple product, combining rumors and average time between model updates to come up with an estimate of new drops and whether to buy or wait.

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my PS trial expired. because i'm too lazy to crack i thought to uninstall, download another trial under a different account, and reload. but fuck, it still says trial expired.

is there a workaround?

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you have to use adobe's own photoshop flusher, which cleans your computer from any adobe thing. then you install it with the home.host tweak which is quite simple so that it doesn't call home and install the trial again with a serial from serialbox or knc and it lasts forever. send me a pm if you need some links for full explanation.

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hey guys im about to fucking explode

ive been trying to connect my mbp to my sharp lcd with the mini display port to hdmi and a mini stereo jack for audio. the audio works and my comp recognizes the tv but it stays black :-/... Any suggestions?

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go to System Preferences..

select Displays

go under Arrangement section

check the Mirror Displays checkbox

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hey guys im about to fucking explode

ive been trying to connect my mbp to my sharp lcd with the mini display port to hdmi and a mini stereo jack for audio. the audio works and my comp recognizes the tv but it stays black :-/... Any suggestions?

what cable did you use for sound?

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go to System Preferences..

select Displays

go under Arrangement section

check the Mirror Displays checkbox

still black :(

what cable did you use for sound?

3.5mm mini stereo cable male to male, sound works fine

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go to System Preferences..

select Displays

go under Arrangement section

check the Mirror Displays checkbox

this is all you need to know

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then im even more worried, when i did that my screen went blue for a sec but nothing happened on the tv. maybe the cables to blame... i hope

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then im even more worried' date=' when i did that my screen went blue for a sec but nothing happened on the tv. maybe the cables to blame... i hope[/quote']

maybe you're not using the appropriate resolution.

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what brand cable are you using? turning on the mirror is the only thing you need to do.

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what brand cable are you using? turning on the mirror is the only thing you need to do.

not always.

for example, you select 1080p but your tv only supports 720p, the image won't be displayed.

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btw blue screen is pretty normal and unlike windows death screen. usually is like a transition thing going on

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thats true. he might need to adjust the resolution.

which os also makes a difference. there were some problems under 10.5 so i recommend running the updates. also only 10.6 supports 1080p.

since the mac recognizes the tv, it has to be only minor setting change and he's good to go.

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does anyone have experience with wireless networks, and no internet on macs?

New work place has some shitty setup with a modem, plugged into a router, plugged in to a wireless router, I can detect and join the network, access shared files etc, but no matter what I do, I cant get internet on it. There's a few PCs in the office, that all get internet? Someone at work said it might have something to do with HEX KEY2 settings or some shit? Any ideas?

also, still no word on new macbook pros?

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does anyone have experience with wireless networks, and no internet on macs?

New work place has some shitty setup with a modem, plugged into a router, plugged in to a wireless router, I can detect and join the network, access shared files etc, but no matter what I do, I cant get internet on it. There's a few PCs in the office, that all get internet? Someone at work said it might have something to do with HEX KEY2 settings or some shit? Any ideas?

also, still no word on new macbook pros?

Ugh why would they do that? I've always had success going modem>>router>>hub and have never heard of anyone putting a hub before the router. Just seems a bit silly. So I assume you can connect to the internet fine in other locations? Is it a WEP password, because that's the only instance where I've run into issues w/ hex keys in a multiplatform setting (where PCs worked and Macs didn't). I would toggle airport off/on, then make sure that TCP/IP is set to use DCHP and automatic in Network preference. Renew the lease. Just make sure there aren't any funky settings in Network Preferences or in your browser of choice. These suggestions might seem really elementary, but I'm not sure what all you've done to troubleshoot it.

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thanks for the help, yeah the setup is totally balls, but they wont let me fuck with it, as it works on all other computers.

Yeah it is a WEP password. I've tried doing both manual and auto DCHP setups, with no success. On auto I always get given an IP starting in 169, which I've heard is never a good thing. When I plug an ethernet cable in, I get 192.168... but manually entering that gave me no love. I'm basically trying to convine them to just pay some money on a decent modem/router/wireless combination, that will be suitable for a small business... any recs?

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If you've done all your software updates (mainly just any OS or airport updates) then I would be pretty confident that the issue is with the router and not your computer. The 169 ip mean your computer has given itself a self-assigned ip address because you are not correctly connecting to the server to receive a valid address. From what you've said I would think this is because of one of two things:

1. Is the wep password 5 or 13 letters? If not read this kb article, explaining why you probably can't connect. Basically if this password is a different character length, your computer is translating it incorrectly. You can try typing the hex key in directly (there's a security option for WEP 40/128bit hex instead of just WEP password), but the one time I ran into this problem I just fixed it by changing the password to WPA in the router's configuration. There' s really no reason to continue using WEP passwords.

2. I would think that by plugging the wireless router into the router instead of the modem, it would limit the number of ip addresses available to those on the wireless network. My buddy disagrees though and has set up networks like this so maybe I'm overthinking it. But to me, it seems like there's a possibility that other computers are just outcompeting you for a valid ip address. If both network cards send out a request to the server, one will get it and the other will get the self-assigned ip adress. Makes sense to me, doesn't to my friend (we're both Net+ but he actually works directly in the industry). We both agree that option 1 is your best bet.

Sorry for droning on and on. I've got a head cold so I'm not too concise. Basically 1. software updates 2. change the WEP password to 5 or 13 characters (this has worked for me in the past) 3. reset/ power cycle the hub and wireless router 4. mercilessly mock whoever set this network up

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In windows when you highlight over a bunch of files and right click to properties and it tells you how big those 6 files are. How do you do this in Mac? Whenever I highlight over items I want to drag into my flashdrive it just says 6 items selected but I am not sure if it will fit on my flashdrive because it doesn't tell me how big those 6 files are combined. Help please?

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