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Old 8th August 2010, 08:57   #301
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The other thing of course is that I need to run windows on my mac for my school requirements with substantial use of excel. For this, people of recommended having a windows partition via bootcamp instead of using Parallels or VM...any thoughts?
There is Office for Mac, which supports almost everything as Office on Windows. A new version of Office for Mac is coming in October, Office 2011. If you purchase Office 2008 now, you will get a free upgrade to Office 2011.

Check out the details here - Office for Mac – Microsoft Office for Mac | Mactopia
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Any thoughts on the new magic pad anyone?
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Any thoughts on the new magic pad anyone?
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Any thoughts on the new magic pad anyone?
I understand that it is like a larger track pad of the kind used on the current range of macbook and macbook pro. That works brilliantly, and is much better than the magic mouse that I bought needlessly with my macbook, and do not use anymore.
I'd say it would be a great addition to the iMac experience.
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There is Office for Mac, which supports almost everything as Office on Windows. A new version of Office for Mac is coming in October, Office 2011. If you purchase Office 2008 now, you will get a free upgrade to Office 2011.

Check out the details here - Office for Mac – Microsoft Office for Mac | Mactopia
Guys, please do note that there is no VB support in the current XL Office for MAC.
Hence any macros cannot to be created. A truth that I learnt the hard way.
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Guys, please do note that there is no VB support in the current XL Office for MAC.
Hence any macros cannot to be created. A truth that I learnt the hard way.
VB support for Excel is coming as part of Office 2011 due to be released in October end.
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VB support for Excel is coming as part of Office 2011 due to be released in October end.
Thanks. That should set it right. Not sure, why they removed it in the first place.
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I understand that it is like a larger track pad of the kind used on the current range of macbook and macbook pro. That works brilliantly, and is much better than the magic mouse that I bought needlessly with my macbook, and do not use anymore.
I'd say it would be a great addition to the iMac experience.
Fantastic. I dont have an iMac, but wanted to add a bigger trackpad to my macbook instead of picking up a magic mouse. I am not a gamer, so a large trackpad should do nicely to ease my hand up during long hours at the desk.

I read online that its due to cost circa INR 3,000 in India when launched and thats 600 bucks cheaper than the M-Mouse!

The only issue is I need to upgrade to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to use this.

Any mac-folks in Bangalore who have access to the SL upgrade CD?
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Fantastic. I dont have an iMac, but wanted to add a bigger trackpad to my macbook instead of picking up a magic mouse.
The only issue is I need to upgrade to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to use this.

Any mac-folks in Bangalore who have access to the SL upgrade CD?
I'd say that the track pad over the MM is a no brainer, I can't see why anyone would prefer the MM now that the pad is available. It is not the most ergonomic of mice, just has a lot of the cool factor.
I am a macbook user for just 6 months, so pardon any ignorance but I see that software updates of this kind are free off the apple site for registered owners - are you not able to get that service?
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On my iMac, I got tired of magic mouse in two months and connected a Logitech wired optical scroll mouse. Also replaced the BT keyboard with a Logitech keyboard since I badly needed the PgUP/PgDn button and the solid feel of a big keyboard.
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I'd say that the track pad over the MM is a no brainer, I can't see why anyone would prefer the MM now that the pad is available. It is not the most ergonomic of mice, just has a lot of the cool factor.
I am a macbook user for just 6 months, so pardon any ignorance but I see that software updates of this kind are free off the apple site for registered owners - are you not able to get that service?
Hey Sawyer, my Macbook came with the Leopard OSX (10.5). You have to pay to upgrade to Snow Leopard, and there after versions of SL become free.

So am still looking for that upgrade CD (costs like 1.5-2k) :-(
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I am hoping your macbook is Intel based.
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I am hoping your macbook is Intel based.
Yup, it is - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 ghz. Its a white Macbook - entry level.

And the price of the magic pad is 4k! God, everything is over-priced. It is supposed to be under the price of the mouse.
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On my iMac, I got tired of magic mouse in two months and connected a Logitech wired optical scroll mouse. Also replaced the BT keyboard with a Logitech keyboard since I badly needed the PgUP/PgDn button and the solid feel of a big keyboard.
hey i like the magic mouse . Its pretty neat and fune
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hey i like the magic mouse . Its pretty neat and fune
And, like most things that are fun, only in small doses! It is quite tiring to use for an all day use environment.
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