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    Yup 2K would be fine, 98 I hate with a passion and I don't know if its supported in the newest version of VPC? I don't actually know too much about VPC, as in, do you have to use the version of windows that comes with it, or is it possible to use and activate if appliccable another license (you can get, or could get before VPC was bought out, Virtual PC with FreeDOS I believe it was)...XP isn't actually too expensive these days, 2K is about the same price as Pro OEM I believe at about £95...

    But for a single app, I guess 98 would be fi...no just get 2K/XP Much less pain.
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    Just get at least 512MB ram, otherwise it'd be like a slideshow..
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    They have Microsoft Office for the Mac and it includes Access. Are the PC and Mac data files not compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    They have Microsoft Office for the Mac and it includes Access. Are the PC and Mac data files not compatible?
    Offices for PC and Macs are compatible. So in this case, no need for VPC and then a Windows version of Office, just install the Mac version of MS Office.

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    I just tried Virtual PC on 256Mb ram on a Mini Mac. Please, save yourself a lot of pain! Make sure you have 512Mb ram!

    I guess 256Mb just about cuts it for a mini mac, but really Mac OS needs 512Mb to breathe easily. I have noticed it getting a little sluggish when a number of apps are open. I had it grind to a halt when I used Azureuz, VPC, Firefox and iTunes on the go, but that was my fault for pushing it too hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus
    Offices for PC and Macs are compatible. So in this case, no need for VPC and then a Windows version of Office, just install the Mac version of MS Office.
    erm... that's just what i was thinking, student version is £100 quid...

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    there's misinformation going on here

    1) there is no access in mac office - word, excel, power-point and entourage (outlook replacement)

    2) files made on mac or windows aren't 100% cross-compatible, especially power-point files with animations, triggers, or anything like that. then again, the same applies between versions of office on windows, so...
    Last edited by directhex; 25-02-2005 at 01:48 AM.

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    Considering you said you NEED access this is turning out to be a pain in the ass... you basicly have 3 options - run virtual PC (seems pointless to get rid of a PC and then emulate one?!) or have a pc at hand just for access?? or... Ditch Access and find something else that can do the job on Mac!

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    My bad...sorry for the Access thing. I found out a couple of days later that Access wasn't included in the Mac version of Office.

    I also found out that the Mac is not for me. The virtual immunity to viruses and parasites make it attractive but the Mac Mini was way too slow for me. I'm used to overclocked A64s so the Mini just didn't cut it, not even with a gig of RAM and not even for surfing the web. So I have a Mac but it doesn't get used much. Neat conversation piece but a very bad computer in my opinion.

    I'm looking into an alternative O/S for the PC platform, some version of Linux perhaps.

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    Stick the MM in your car

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    I'm still waiting to see a MM/Car mod... The only problem I can see is turning the MM on, unless one were to open it up and reroute the power switch elsewhere on the dash (easy).

    Have a drop down monitor - say 15" and mmm, it would be yum. Gooseneck stand fitted to a keyboard, say that glow-in-the-dark alu keyboard and attached trackball n' your set...

    Would be a very nice setup

    I was actually thinking of the electronics of this and how to have redundant power for the mini (i.e. when you turn the engine off) and came up with something...

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    One of my cars is a 2003 Toyota Matrix. Hmmmmm....built in AC ...

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    Might get one for my Dads landrover, then again he has a 1000w 240v invertor onboard so could run just about anything he wanted. Has been known to turn up on a campsite and switch on a 500W halogen floodlight to put his tent up.

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    I was thinking of getting an MM. I don't really play many games, it'd mainly be for work like programming and so forth. I don't think the IDE's that i use are available for a mac though, not sure what it's like for programming on a mac either. I just want something portable as i'm moving in and out the country quite a lot

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