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As of December 11, 2012 the only official iMessage clients are for iOS 5 and 6, and Mountain Lion. Unfortunately you're out of luck using it on Windows.


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Use RDC (Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2) This free download runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs Use One Mac, unlimited Windows.


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Workaround Probably the simplest / safest option is to 'flatten' the PDF before sending it, by printing it to a new PDF. After completing your form in Preview, go to the Print menu (cmd+P) and use the PDF drop-down in the bottom-left, selecting to Save as PDF... to generate a new, 'flattened' PDF. Flattened simply means that all annotations (including ...


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If you are under 10.6.5 or later and Windows Vista or above, you can format your memory stick or usb hard drive to exFAT, a newer version of FAT with large file support and almost unlimited partition size. It has no permissions to speak of so it's perfect to transfer files around. Older systems will not see it however. I use this file system on my external ...


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If you just need one program, you could try running it using Wine. This is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows software on *nix systems, which includes Mac OS X. Here is a tutorial to help you get started. Note that not every Windows programs will run using Wine - you might need to experiment first. Or head over to the Wine Application ...


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I've just found the answer! It's kind of hidden away, but it is possible: Select "Show Menu Bar"... Then under View select "View Options..." A new window with View Options appears!


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I understand you don't want to install Windows. However, thats what all Mac-users at our company do (with vmWare fusion).


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Games Internet Explorer: If you are a web developer and want to test your website in IE (which you have to). Also some corporate intranet applications work only on IE(6/7/8 compatibility mode). Microsoft Office: Yes, there is a version for the Mac, but some prefer the Windows version (I remember reading sometime before somewhere, (unable to find the link) ...


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You can set the default boot disk in System Preferences>Startup Disk.


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I use a program called AirParrot to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV (third generation). There is also a version that works on Macs. Note that the ability to mirror a Mac to an AppleTV is a new feature of OS X Mountain Lion.


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Recommended reading: Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits, Santa Rosa, and more (and the rest of Prince McLean's Road to Snow Leopard series). If you don't want that much reading, I'll summarize: First, you have to realize that OS X doesn't have a single 32/64-bit mode switch like Windows does; It'll happily run 64-bit apps under a 32-bit kernel, or vice ...


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You have three choices. They all come with pros and cons Run a Virtual Machine You have VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop in the commercial space to chose from when it comes to virtualization software. And if you're comfortable tweaking and fiddling you can use VirtualBox for free. Pros: Near native speeds for your applications Your OS X-based data ...


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You don't need to boot into OSX to change the default boot system ... Hold down the Option key when booting, and when you see the system choices Move the mouse over the ↑ under the system you want to be the default, then Hold down the Ctrl key and you should see the ↑ icon change to a "power on" icon Left click on that "power icon" and that system will ...


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FAT32 (called MS-DOS (FAT) by Disk Utility; a filesystem originally released in 1977 and updated a few times since, lastly in 1996) really is the only cross platform filesystem that is going to work fully out of the box with Windows and Mac OS X. Be careful though, if you are using Disk Utility to format the drive, you should make sure to choose the Master ...


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Command + Z check Edit menu if you are unsure if the shortcut is available for a program or a scenario. On a side note, Command works as the default shortcut key on Mac OS X where Windows' default modifier key is Ctrl This holds for Copy, Paste, Open, etc...


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Your question is very general so here is a general answer: Document files are all dependant on the software for compatibility, not the operating system. So files like .doc .docx .pdf .txt .rtf etc are all compatible with Windows and Mac. This is the same for files like Photoshop files or Powerpoint files. Video files are dependent on the codecs installed ...


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The most common ways I know of doing this: Virtual testing: BrowserCam Screen capture and Remote Access service for cross platform compatibility testing and HTML design quality assurance Adobe BrowserLab Browsershots Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test Your local library often has PCs available for patrons to use Ask a buddy to test ...


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There is a Way to use the regular IE7 and IE8 for Windows via Wine. A short German tutorial is available at http://www.webmasterpro.de/coding/article/internet-explorer-auf-mac-os-x-installieren.html.


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Developing and running .Net applications. And, no, Mono is not a viable alternative, and likely will never be while MS keeps extending .Net.


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Here's how you can get ⌃ Control+arrow keys to work like you describe. Copy the following property list into ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict (you can create the directory if it doesn't already exist): { "^\UF703" = ("moveWordForward:", "moveWordForward:", "moveWordBackward:"); "^$\UF703" = ("moveWordForwardAndModifySelection:", ...


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A BSOD is the equivalent of kernel panic in unix and unix-like OSes. From the wiki article: In Unix-based operating systems, a similar term is kernel panic. That said, I've seen the following image two times over the past 3-4 years. This is a kernel panic screen, as described in this support article.


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Sounds funny, but Control Panel only works in user mode, but the .exe file is marked to require Admin rights. Follow this guide and it will work (trust me). Start Notepad and paste the following (see ** comment below): runas /trustlevel:0x20000 "C:\Windows\System32\AppleControlPanel.exe" Save the file as "BootCampControlPanel.cmd". Create a shortcut ...


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Safari 5 is available via Apple's KB here. But according to 9to5mac, it seems that have Apple decided to skip Safari 6 for Windows, so Safari 5 is all that is available right now.


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I use a program called CoRD from http://cord.sf.net/ It's worked well for me without fussing with any configuration files or properties. It's been a while since I tried any alternatives, so I'll give RDC another try. I don't remember why I rejected it before.


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One of the new features that arrived in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the ability to resize a window from any edge.


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No, I don't believe you can. Apple advertise AirDrop as: "AirDrop, a remarkably simple way to copy files wirelessly from one Mac to another with no setup;" . Key part of that sentence being "from one Mac to another" - Second bullet point: http://www.apple.com/uk/pr/library/2011/02/24Apple-Releases-Developer-Preview-of-Mac-OS-X-Lion.html. It's highly unlikely ...


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If you're working exclusively with Win7 machines (i.e. no Vista or XP), and 10.6.6 or greater on the Mac side, try exFAT. Native read/write support under Win7 and OS X, and none of the file size limits of FAT32. Disk Utility will happily format your drives using it. As long as you don't need legacy support, it's probably your best option, as it avoids any ...


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You're actually on to the right approach. This Apple support article details the following approach for Windows (and this is the approach for a Mac user): Open iTunes. Choose Edit > Preferences. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window. Select the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" checkbox. Click OK. If you haven't been letting iTunes keep ...


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As noted above, there currently exists no iMessage client for Windows. However, your question seems broader than that: your wife has an iPhone, you have a Windows computer, and you want to be able to communicate with each other. There exist a number of options that could allow you to communicate. If you wish to literally chat, you could use the embedded ...



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