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Using my first Mac

sunil choudhary
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I recently bought a mac pro,
Since past 10-15 years i am using PC and now comes the hard part of migrating all my stuff to Mac.
The first trouble was the internet connection itself.
(Here in India Tata Indicom broadband folks were not able to get it done mentioning they will need router to configure it. Airtel folks were able to do it with ethernet i do not know whether tata indicom folks were being ignorant or what.
)
For MS office replacement I am considering using OpenOffice.

So the basic stuff is done. Skype installed iChat working and pretty much ready to go.
What other things you need to install to make the transition smooth.

Are there any good links to go to .. ?


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Ulf Dittmer
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What other things you need to install to make the transition smooth.

You seem to have made the transition already. What functionality or software are you still missing?


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marc weber
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Originally posted by sunil choudhary:
...For MS office replacement I am considering using OpenOffice...

For Mac, Neo Office is based on Open Office. Also note that you can get MS Office for Mac, if you need to.

I don't know what the internet problem was. When I switched to Mac, I just plugged my old cable modem into the ethernet jack on my Mac, and that was that.


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sunil choudhary
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Functionality that i am missing.
1) Mail box, Outlook calenders appts contacts. (someone mentioned NeoOffice i have looked at it and it seems having some basic importing tools.
2) Safari (some pages does not just show up) - for resolving this got Mozilla Firefox installed.
3) Oracle DB install (http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle10g/index.html for Oracle on mac).
4) Java install (different versions java 1.4205 and Java 1.5 )
5) BootCamp - for windows install. (Just in case the devil advocates too hard )
6) Is there a thing like VNCserver/VNCClient in which i can remotely manage the mac from other O/S
7) BitTorrents /eMule ???
8) what else...

i can not remember of any more things .. but things surely will spring up.
[ December 13, 2006: Message edited by: sunil choudhary ]
Sean Heng
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Joined: Jan 01, 2005
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Another Mac convert Java Developer!

You will soon love it to the core.

I am currenlty using Mac to do my SCJD exam (Using NetBeans as the IDE).

Do take a look at Apple's development framework "Cocoa". It's another cool language ( which I think is cooler than Java. ).
Ulf Dittmer
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Is there a thing like VNCserver/VNCClient in which i can remotely manage the mac from other O/S

Some I've seen that have OS X versions are cotvnc, ChickenOfTheVNC and OSXvnc.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Note that Mail.app, the mail client that comes with OS X (why isn't it called "iMail"?) operates well in an Outlook/Exchange environment, and iCal, the calendar which comes with, does Exchange calendaring, connects to LDAP directories, all that good stuff. You should have little problem just using these applications, which are well-integrated with each other, as a substitute for Outlook.


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marc weber
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When I switched, I thought I would be using Firefox and Thunderbird on the Mac. But once I gave them a fair try, I found I really love Safari and Mail.

Some browsers are better than others, but no browser can handle every page out there flawlessly, so it's wise to have a backup or two installed. On those rare occasions that Safari stumbles, I opt for Camino or Opera.
sunil choudhary
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Wanted to add a good link for java on mac.
http://developer.apple.com/referencelibrary/Java/index.html
Just for the record



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sunil choudhary
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
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Lifehacker has compiled a set of tips for switching to mac
here at

http://www.lifehacker.com/software/mac/hack-attack-a-guide-for-switching-to-a-mac-224674.php

Might be useful for newbs
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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