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Thread poster: Susan O'Flaherty
Susan O'Flaherty
Ireland
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Jun 1, 2005

Hi,

Does anyone have experience with using TRADOS on MAC. Apparently, it can be done but I have tried to use the tutorial with no success.

I would be grateful for any advice.

Thanks,

Susan


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
Italy
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past threads on the same issue Jun 1, 2005

Hi Susan.

You might want to check past threads on the same issue, such as http://www.proz.com/topic/15252 and http://www.proz.com/topic/12959.

Cheers,
Roberta


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Ballistic  Identity Verified
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Switcher Jun 1, 2005

Susan O'Flaherty wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone have experience with using TRADOS on MAC. Apparently, it can be done but I have tried to use the tutorial with no success.

I would be grateful for any advice.

Thanks,

Susan


Hello Susan,

I made the switch from windows to MacOs (Tiger) one month ago. I bought a powermac dual 2,0 ghz with 2 gb ram (I do a lot of imaging, photoshopping etc). Trados 6,5 is running under virtual pc 7 and win xp pro as is my spelling checker. I had no problems installing virtual pc and Trados. I still have one problem though: windows recognizes the dongle (I had to install the rainbow usb superpro driver) and when I ask Trados for information about the license, it gives the correct version, dongle and everything. Only, when I start translating, the application runs in demo-mode. As things have been rather busy over the past month, I didn't bother figuring out the problem and continued working on my laptop. I will now send a mail to Trados support.

All the best.

Steven


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Hi Ballistic --

How is Virtual PC 7 behaving under Tiger? I have it on my G4 with Jaguar and it's so incredibly slow that I don't ever use it.

I would love to buy a G5 dual, but I won't do so until I'm sure Virtual PC doesn't slow down the machine to the speed of an old P2 running Win95.

Best,
Esther

[Edited at 2005-06-02 05:02]


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Go for it Jun 2, 2005

Esther Pfeffer wrote:

Hi Ballistic --

How is Virtual PC 7 behaving under Tiger? I have it on my G4 with Jaguar and it's so incredibly slow that I don't ever use it.

I would love to buy a G5 dual, but I won't do so until I'm sure Virtual PC doesn't slow down the machine to the speed of an old P2 running Win95.

Best,
Esther

[Edited at 2005-06-02 05:02]


Hello Esther,

VPC7 was designed specifically for the PowerMac 64-bit environment (as Adobe CS2 is). I have XP pro running under VPC with all settings set to performance (and not graphic detail). Normal word use with trados is free of lag. I am now translating a big file using tag editor and there is some slight lag there. It doesn't bother me at all, however. Spellchecker, dictionary and other apps are lagless. You must, however, allocate a hefty chunk of RAM to VPC and make sure you open VPC as the first application, since that is when it takes the required RAM. I have 2 gig of RAM and only 512 mb allocated to VPC and haven't yet felt the need to increase that. I have 2 GB of RAM for photoshop and since multitasking isn't about making translations and photoshopping at the same time (;-)), I could easily get away with another 512 mb ram for VPC.

Also, I didn't bother to install all the windows updates, firewall or virusscanner for XP, as that is generally the clutter that slows down your pc (and consequently vpc).

That said, I can't compare with previous versions of vpc or different OS's as this is my first mac.

That said, Tiger rocks and I ain't turning back to Windows.

Switching between different windows is a piece of cake. I also purchased the logitech mx-1000 mouse for enhanced functionality with trados (concordance etc). Drag and drop from mac to vpc is easy. I have a 20-inch monitor and the resolution in vpc is the same as on my mac desktop (1600x1200).

So, go for it.

Good luck

Steven

[Edited at 2005-06-02 15:36]


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Thanks Ballistic. Nevertheless, the picture is still a little too murky for me: http://www.macservers.org/modules.php?name=Amazon&asin=B0002NT16E

Best,
Esther

[Edited at 2005-06-03 04:07]


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