Regarding Mac
Thread poster: xxxSanjiv Sadan
xxxSanjiv Sadan
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Feb 2, 2006

I want to know what is Mac.

Is it different from the normal computer?

Can we open a file on Mac which has been created on a normal computer?

Can our computer also have Mac?

I'd be thankful for any additional information in this regard.

Thank you


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Apple Macintosh is a different computer Feb 2, 2006

Not only a different operating system.
To have one you will need to buy a Mac.
Your computer cannot "have Mac".

As for the files, so it depends on the file type, but there are a lot of files, which can be open on both PC and Mac. But OTOH this does not mean, that you can substiture a PC with Mac. IMO this is not completly possible.

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Jerzy


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Sam21
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MAC is a different kind of computer. Feb 2, 2006

You can find some useful details about the system in this link:
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/Macintosh_computer.html

For translators, I believe MAC is particularly important for DTP services and page layout. Mainly software like QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign, and Adobe Pagemaker are used in this environment. Generally, Macintosh are used in the graphics field, as they are much more capable of creating outstanding designs than our Windows.

In scurity, they have a foot over Windows, as virus makers do not target MAC users due to their relative small size compared to PC users. As for the number of programs working on it, they are much fewer than those on Windows.

The answer to your question for documents that can be opened in both Windows and Macintosh is yes and no! Some files can be opened in both only if they were typed in an XML-supported software. And that's why many translation companies require from its translators to be aware of that language. XML documents can be read in both MAC and Windows. Microsoft has also released a version of Office that works on MAC.

Users of PC and Macintosh may find this link interesting:

http://www.panergy-software.com/products/lp/ov/gn_op.html


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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This was a long time ago,,, Feb 2, 2006

Sam21 wrote:
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Generally, Macintosh are used in the graphics field, as they are much more capable of creating outstanding designs than our Windows.
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This is what Mac users like to hear and wish to be true.
It was so a long time ago, but now this sentence belongs to the past.
The same concerns the better stability and user-friendliness, which are told to be the strong side of a Macintosh.
The stability of Mac is not better or worser, than of a PC running Windows XP.
As for the user friendliness this is a question of personal taste. For me, comming from WinXP Mac OS X is not better or more user friendly, as I find some solutions cumbersome. But this is only a personal point of view.

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Jerzy


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xxxtlmurray
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Need to consider the wording Feb 3, 2006

By the way, it is Mac, not MAC, as the latter is an acronym. Anyway...

Sam21 wrote:
In scurity, they have a foot over Windows, as virus makers do not target MAC users due to their relative small size compared to PC users.

Part of it also has to do with the Mac operating system being harder to crack than Windows.

Sam21 wrote:
Some files can be opened in both only if they were typed in an XML-supported software. And that's why many translation companies require from its translators to be aware of that language. XML documents can be read in both MAC and Windows. Microsoft has also released a version of Office that works on MAC.

The first part sounds like XML is a requirement, but -- translation software notwithstanding -- it is not; indeed, the major applications out there can read and write the "other" platform with no problem. Microsoft Office, Adobe apps, and many others have been cross-platform for many years, in most cases since their inital releases.

Apple is the company, Macintosh is a brand of computers made by Apple. Macintosh OS X is the current operating system that runs them.


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