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Jul 23, 2008 by Javierr88 | Posted in Software

Is it easier to Install Tiger v 10.4.8 on a PC, through wiping out the entire harddrive installing it?

Because i already have vista and i want to dual boot with tiger. but the issue is tiger cannot read my hard drive. I have a patched version of tiger 10.4.8 for amd. i cannot get it to read my hard drive


Apple doesn't make any AMD hardware that I know of. If it's not a Mac be aware Apple doesn't support that. The easiest would be to buy a Mac from Apple and dual boot it with Boot Camp. I don't know how to run OS X on non Apple hardware, which you would be doing if you thought Apple's hardware was too expensive, or really liked your AMD build, or wanted the challenge.

John Mahowald | Jul 26, 2008
Apr 04, 2008 by LittleSis | Posted in Software

Question about Mac OS X v. 10.4.11?

I want to download a quicktime player for my Mac. (one with which I can watch Window's files such as Itunes previews.) Which quicktime player should I download? It needs to be free. Any information will be appreciated! enen: The downloading worked fine until: "Select Destination." It said that I was unable to download it because "this software requires Mac OS X version 10.5." Mina Mimi: I didn't understand which one to download. Please help!!!!


Let's start with the problem you want to solve. You say you want to download a QuickTime player. Mac OS X comes with QuickTime. Unless you have turned off Software Updates checking, you will have gotten a chance to update it to the latest, version 7.4.5 Click on the Apple logo and choose "About This Mac". In the small window, click on "More Info..." That will open System Profiler. In the left column, go down to "Software". Click the arrow to point down. Scroll down to QuickTime. What is the version? There should be a blue Q in the Dock at the bottom of your screen to open the QuickTime Player. If not, go to the top menu bar while in the Finder mode, click on "Go", select "Applications". In the Finder window that opens, choose QuickTime Player. If somehow you have deleted QuickTime Player, you can go to that link you tried before and choose "QuickTime 7.4.5 for Tiger". If your real problem is that you have QuickTime but it doesn't play a particular video file, you may need to download codecs (short for compress-decompress) for DivX and Xvid, links below. Install the DivX (click on the "Mac" link for a shortcut to the download) and Xvid codecs, the two most often used by Microsoft. The DivX download will be an installer program that automatically puts the DivX codec component in the correct location (Library > QuickTime). The Xvid download will be a compressed file that will decompress automatically when they click on it to make a folder called "XVID Delegate MacOS X" that has a file inside called "XVIDDelegate.component" and a readme file. Move "XVIDDelegate.component" to Library > QuickTime. A restart might be needed after that. [Apple does not include codecs for some Microsoft video formats. This is very bad press for QuickTime and makes people think VLC Player is much better. Once you have

SilverTonguedDevil | Apr 05, 2008
Nth | Apr 04, 2008
The best Quicktime player is Quicktime Player 7, which is made by Apple. (Quicktime was originally mac-only.) The normal version is free. However, since you have a mac, it should be in you Applications folder. The icon looks like a shiny, blue 'Q.'
Mina Mimi | Apr 04, 2008
Try VLC. It plays a lot of file formats.
SilverTonguedDevil | Apr 05, 2008
Let's start with the problem you want to solve. You say you want to download a QuickTime player. Mac OS X comes with QuickTime. Unless you have turned off Software Updates checking, you will have gotten a chance to update it to the latest, version 7.4.5 Click on the Apple logo and choose "About This Mac". In the small window, click on "More Info..." That will open System Profiler. In the left column, go down to "Software". Click the arrow to point down. Scroll down to QuickTime. What is the version? There should be a blue Q in the Dock at the bottom of your screen to open the QuickTime Player. If not, go to the top menu bar while in the Finder mode, click on "Go", select "Applications". In the Finder window that opens, choose QuickTime Player. If somehow you have deleted QuickTime Player, you can go to that link you tried before and choose "QuickTime 7.4.5 for Tiger". If your real problem is that you have QuickTime but it doesn't play a particular video file, you may need to download codecs (short for compress-decompress) for DivX and Xvid, links below. Install the DivX (click on the "Mac" link for a shortcut to the download) and Xvid codecs, the two most often used by Microsoft. The DivX download will be an installer program that automatically puts the DivX codec component in the correct location (Library > QuickTime). The Xvid download will be a compressed file that will decompress automatically when they click on it to make a folder called "XVID Delegate MacOS X" that has a file inside called "XVIDDelegate.component" and a readme file. Move "XVIDDelegate.component" to Library > QuickTime. A restart might be needed after that. [Apple does not include codecs for some Microsoft video formats. This is very bad press for QuickTime and makes people think VLC Player is much better. Once you have

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744 pages

Mac OS X Tiger All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Creator: Mark L. Chambers | Computers - 2005-06-03

The most readily available AppleScript reference is built into Mac OS X. Choose Help➪Mac Help to launch the Mac ... compatible with Tiger (Mac OS X v. 10.4). Although the majority of scripts made for Mac OS 9 also work with Mac OS X, some simply won't. ... The first place on the Web that you should visit for AppleScript help is the Source of All That Is Good, also called the Mother Ship: Apple Computer.

Publisher: For Dummies

About this book
Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot of them. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook covering each one, ready to answer your every question?If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time, you’ve chosen a great time to make the move.  And if you’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS, you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible.  Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll find sections devoted toBasic Mac OS XCustomizing and sharing your MacMac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, QuickTime, and GarageBandThe Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more)Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and Airport ExtremeExpanding your system with cool hardware and softwareSome advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and building custom applicationsEach self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature, application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You can start at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most want to explore.   For example, you canDiscover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, with SpotlightSet up a wireless networkUse iDisk to back up your important filesEdit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and moviesKeep in touch with others through the cool iChat AV applicationGet step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger as much fun—and as productive—as it’s meant to beBecause everything’s handy and neatly organized, you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep right next to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and be glad you did!



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Maran Illustrated Mac OS X V. 10. 4 Tiger

Creator: Ruth Maran, Kelleigh Johnson | 2005-06-01

Covers more than one hundred essential OS X Tiger topics such as Spotlight, Dashboard, and VoiceOver, for all skill levels, featuring more than five hundred full-color screenshots, illustrations, and useful tips that appeal to and engage ...

Publisher: Premier Press

About this book
Produced by the award-winning maranGraphics Group, Maran Illustrated? OS X Tiger is a valuable resource for all readers, regardless of experience. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each operation from beginning to end. Helpful topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to enhance your OS X Tiger experience and help meet your individual needs. Maran IllustratedTM OS X Tiger is packed with information useful to those who have purchased their first computer and are learning OS X Tiger for the first time. Those who have experience with older versions of OS X will find this book an excellent guide to help them take command of their OS X experience, by way of the easy-to-use maranGraphics format. You have the option of reading the book from cover to cover, or simply reading the individual topics they are interested in.



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Switching to the Mac, The Missing Manual

Creator: David Pogue, Adam Goldstein | Computers - 2005

Demonstrates how to become adjusted to the Macintosh operating system and how to transfer data from a Windows system to a Macintosh, discussing topics such as moving files and Macintosh equivalents to Windows-only programs.

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

About this book
It's little wonder that longtime Windows users are migrating in droves to the new Mac. They're fed up with the virus-prone Windows way of life, and they're lured by Apple's well-deserved reputation for producing great all-around computers that are reliable, user-friendly, well designed, and now--with the $500 Mac mini--extremely affordable, too. Whether you're drawn to the Mac's stability, its stunning digital media suite, or the fact that a whole computer can look and feel as slick as your iPod, you can quickly and easily become a Mac convert. But consider yourself warned: a Mac isn't just a Windows machine in a prettier box; it's a whole different animal and a whole new computing experience. If you're contemplating--or have already made--the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, you need Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition. This incomparable guide delivers what Apple doesn't: everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a Mac. The latest reprint of this book has been updated to reflect the new generation of Mac models that run on Intel chips. There's even a new appendix that guides you through the installation of Windows XP on your Macintosh (using adapter software like Boot Camp or Parallels), so that you have the best of all worlds: a single, beautiful machine that can run 100 percent of the world's desktop software. Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue teams up with 17-year-old whiz kid and founder of GoldfishSoft (www.goldfishsoft.com) Adam Goldstein to cover every aspect of switching to a Mac--things like transferring email, files, and addresses from a PC to a Mac; getting acquainted with the Mac's interface; adapting to Mac versions of familiar programs (including Microsoft Office); setting up a network to share files with PCs and Macs; and using the printers, scanners, and other peripherals you already own. Covering the latest in Mac OS X v.10.4 "Tiger," Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition explains the hundreds of innovative new features to the Mac OS and how you can understand and make the very most of each. Whether you're a novice or a power user, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition, teaches you how to smoothly and seamlessly replace (or supplement) your Windows machine--in a refreshingly funny and down-to-earth style--with a mighty Mac.


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    Introduces more than 300 new and enhanced features to OS X, including a new desktop and updated finder enabling easy browsing and sharing between multiple Macs
    And updated finder enabling easy browsing and sharing between multiple Macs
    The Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license
    Preview files without opening an application using Quick Look
    Easily and automatically back up and restore lost files or a complete Mac with Time Machine


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