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Subject:   why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
Date:   2004-11-20 12:46:16
From:   robbenoord
I am buying my 5th mac!!
But after 20 years I still have to use my windows Pc
to order tickets etc or to watch cams on the net.
It's becoming a real pain in the neck!!
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  • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
    2004-11-21 10:42:10  lyradius [View]

    I think even Apple has missed the open source browser FIREFOX.

    Safari shows me garbage when I accidently turn of a required font.

    When I sue IE or Safari, Yahoo games says "This game cannot be played on Macs or Unix" This is not the case when I use the Firefox browser on a mac. I play those games just fine dispite their "announcement".

    I suggest the same might be true with your ticket problem.

    By the way , I hope Tiger addresse the Safari font problem. Why doesn't FIREFOX have this problem?
    segmented resources are not all that bad sometimes I suspect.


  • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
    2004-11-22 16:43:13  gman226 [View]

    i have only had a MAC (G5) for 8 months. love the machine!. But I can't stand seeing things that are not compatible with the mac on the i net. i figured they'd have that figured out!

    Frank
    • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
      2004-12-02 11:31:53  Dohboy [View]

      While I don't know which sites you're talking about or the specific circumstances I have 2 responses. Generally speaking, compatibility is not something that needs figuring out but simply implementing.

      Just 2 days ago I was at a site requiring Windows and Explorer and yet I signed up and paid my bills from a Mac using Safari. So at least some sites claim to exclude Mac but don't really.
      • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
        2004-12-03 06:50:26  jamessbarrett@snet.net [View]

        I have found that by turning on Safari's debug menu, and switching my user agent to IE when I encounter an incompatible web site, many sites will work flawlessly.

        I then usually send the webmaster of that site an email, letting him know that Safari works ...
  • i am not sorry for having a mac, but...
    2004-11-23 05:02:29  mandrake69 [View]

    I'm using only macs at home and at work and have very few incompatibility issues on the i-net (I'm using Safari and Opera). But the real pain in the neck is the poor compatibility between OS X and OS 9. Why I always see garbage on the USB flash drive (or zip-drive) written in OS9 when open it in OS X (and vice versa)?
  • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
    2004-11-23 17:41:55  smith34m [View]

    Get yourself a copy of Virtual PC. Windows runs better on a Mac than on an Intel machine. And loook at the bright side... on the Mac you have no virus issues, pop-ups, spyware, etc..
    • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
      2004-12-03 16:46:14  meefee [View]

      Better?! That's ridiculous, it's been slow as hell on my dual G5! My 300 MHz laptop works way faster than this piece of crap!
      • why i am sorry to have a mac for nearly 20 years.
        2004-12-04 12:00:12  nic211 [View]

        Check out QEMU. It's still under developement but it allows you to run windows .exe apps directly from MacOSX without the need for Virtual PC. It's based off of wine for linux. Check out http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/ for more info.