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Old 11-01-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question Windows to Mac help

Okay, so my school has recently decided to buy mass iBooks and MacBooks in the past few years. I'm rather good with Windows, so I can get past any filter the school has using windows.

i.e. I can get past the registry editing restriction by using the DOS commands to screw with the registry, etc.

However, I'm absolutely Apple-Stupid.

Could someone tell me a few things?
  • I noticed that .exe programs don't run on Macs. What is the Mac equivalent to .exe and how can I convert an .exe to that format?
  • I know that there is a Mac equivalent to the Windows command line, although it takes Linux commands. What is this program called, and where can I find it to run it?

That's all I can think of for now.

Thanks,
Richard
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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macs use .app

you cant convert a .exe to a .app

mac version of windows command line is called terminal, and its found in applications > utilities > terminal.app
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Hmm...so no windows applications will work on a Mac? I strongly dislike that. God damn school.

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well yea, theres mac versions of windows applications. just look on the official sites. what programs you wanting to use?
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Hmm...so no windows applications will work on a Mac? I strongly dislike that. God damn school.

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Alot of common programs are compiled to run under macs, and Mac's can in general run alot of software. For just about everything you do on a PC, theirs a great alternative that runs on a mac.
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