|11-27-2008, 04:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Software Equivalent MAC OS X(leopard)
Im hopefully switching to a mac OSX (leopard), but i need help with softwares equivalent. Please could you tell me the nicest, best software equivalent to these Windows packages for MAC:
ATI Control Panel 6.14
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System
Java™6 Update 7
Lotus Notes 7.0.3
Macromedia Schockwave Player 10.1
McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.6
MetaFrame Presentation Server Client 8.100
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
Microsoft Visio Professional 2003
Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage
Microsoft Redistributable Runtime DLLs VS2005 SP1(x86)
MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2
Novell Client for Windows
NMAS Challenge response method
Oracle JInitiator 1.1.8
SAP GUI 7.10
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
ZenWorks Desktop Management Agent
Will i have to pay for some, or is most of this software..available or free? maby someone could tell me some more info on the matter.
Thanks for your collaboration
|11-27-2008, 08:11 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Some of what you ask is handled by the OS already; some exists as Mac versions by the same software companies; some is provided by third-party support. Some may not be supported; some may not be necessary at all.
There is a Mac version of MS Office, so most of the Office elements you list are catered for.
Java is included on Mac. Current version is SE6.
You don't need to run anti-virus software, but if you must, use ClamXAV. DON'T use the MacAfee Mac AV software. It interferes with performance terribly. Macs are not affected by viruses as much as PCs.
There is no Internet Explorer for Mac anymore: use Apple's Safari, or FireFox, or Opera, or Camino.
Zip Support is built-in. Double-click on a zip archive to unzip. Right click on a file or folder and select "Archive" to zip.
You can get Windows Media Player 9 for Mac. Alternatively, use Flip4Mac to enable QuickTime Player to handle Windows media files.
You can download Shockwave Player for Mac from Adobe.
There is a Mac version of Lotus Notes.
Macs don't use ATI graphics cards, so don't need an ATI control Panel.
There is a Mac version of SAPGUI.
AFAIK, there is no .NET support on Macs. You can of course run Windows on a Mac as well as OS X if you need to do specialist Windows stuff.
You may find many other programs that provide the functionality that you want - not necessarily written by Microsoft!
You may want to repost this in the Applications thread to get more replies.
Last edited by benwiggy; 11-27-2008 at 08:16 AM.
|11-27-2008, 08:50 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2006
You also have a Novell Client and a ZenWorks version for Mac (although you wish you could get ride of these... )
Network management on Mac differ from Windows but most of the time, you don't need 3rd party application to do this.
|11-28-2008, 11:15 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Sorry about cwtnospam's remarks. He doesn't usually flame Windows/switcher threads with incessant caustic remarks against all things Microsoft. I'm sure he had the best intentions at heart and was really just trying to help - really, 'cause he's that kind of guy.
As far as your software goes, it kind of looks like you just did a dump of what you have installed on your Windows box without necessarily asking whether you truly need it. For example, the .NET framework provides the runtime environment for Windows applications written in a few different languages (C# for example). If you aren't programming for Windows and you aren't running software on a Windows machine, then .NET doesn't make sense for you.
Perhaps rather than listing the software that you have on your Windows machine, you could tell us what you need to do with your Mac. As benwiggy already pointed out, several of these applications are available in Mac versions but you will likely have to pay for a new license since cross-platform licenses border between rare and non-existent. That alone is a good reason to re-evaluate whether you need all of these programs or not.
|11-28-2008, 12:23 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2005
I assume that if Apple were developing .APP so that word wide web sites would require Macintosh applications in order to function, you wouldn't have a problem with that. I know that I would, because it would be WRONG.
|11-28-2008, 02:14 PM||#9|
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Video card drivers are handled by the system
Java is handled by the system
Check the Adobe site for Flash and Shockwave players for the Mac
No Mac version; try OmniPlan
No Mac version; try OmniGraffle
There is Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac. It lacks FrontPage, Access, Project, and other Windows technologies. Do you really need FrontPage? FrontPage is very tied to the Microsoft Web server. Outside of Windows, there are many more standards-based Web page building tools. The Mac has many.
If you install Flip4Mac and Perian, both free, you can play back most video formats in existence including Windows Media.
Zip compression is built into the Mac. The earlier response above was incorrect because in Leopard the command is "Compress" not "Archive". However, zip support on the Mac is sort of weak compared to Windows. Without additional utilities, you cannot peek into an archive without decompressing it first, and you cannot password-protect a zip file.
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