Macs

Macs

Post by KJ » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:07:20



I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of work
to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows program (XP
or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones should
I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
knows EVERYTHING!

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:20:21


Will you have a choice between Vista and XP?   I hate, hate, hate Vista (not
that I'm going to be emotional about it).  I don't know Mac from BurgerKing
but I do know that Vista is a curse.
    Trying to be calm.  Pass me my crayons.  Polly

"KJ" <wrote>I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get
newsgroup

Quote:
> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of
> work to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows
> program (XP or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to
> which ones should I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
> knows EVERYTHING!


 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:46:03


Yes, XP can still be ordered and will be supported by MS for a few more
years.  I have XP now.  Maybe that's what I should do...order XP.  My
current embroidery program is a version behind (soon to be two behind) and
doesn't work on Vista.  Though I was thinking I'd do an upgrade at some
point.
Hummm...the Windows decision looks pretty obvious!  Does anyone know the
difference between the 32 bit and the 64 bit?  (And don't answer...32!)
But what do you really think about Vista, Polly??

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Kathyl (KJ)
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Quote:
> Will you have a choice between Vista and XP?   I hate, hate, hate Vista
> (not that I'm going to be emotional about it).  I don't know Mac from
> BurgerKing but I do know that Vista is a curse.
>    Trying to be calm.  Pass me my crayons.  Polly

> "KJ" <wrote>I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get
> newsgroup
>> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
>> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
>> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of
>> work to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows
>> program (XP or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to
>> which ones should I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
>> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
>> knows EVERYTHING!

 
 
 

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Post by Kate in M » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:47:28


I'm not Mac-wise -- but can you use Mozilla Thunderbird?

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


Quote:
>I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
>access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
>past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of
> work to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows
> program (XP or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to
> which ones should I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
> knows EVERYTHING!

> --
> Kathyl (KJ)
> remove "nospam" before mchsi
> http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:25:49


LOL   Oh how I love you, Kathyl.  I was rather vague wasn't I?   Polly

"KJ" <wrote,in part> But what do you really think about Vista, Polly??

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Zachary Smit » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:50:15


Hi Kathyl,


Quote:
> Hummm...the Windows decision looks pretty obvious! ?Does anyone know the
> difference between the 32 bit and the 64 bit? ?(And don't answer...32!)

But... 32.  AFAIK, the 64 bit version is for networks - BTICBW.

Quote:
> But what do you really think about Vista, Polly??

FWIW, I'm not having any problems with Vista, and I use EQ6 with it
almost daily.
OTOH, our Bernina software is so old we had to resurrect a machine
with an old-style printer port for the dongle.
(Boy was/is THAT a stupid idea/feature)  To paraphrase Polly, "I hate,
hate, hate dongles (and
I get VERY emotional about it).

Doc

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer in Ottaw » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 20:29:17


http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/41531554-d5ef-4f2...

This link takes you to the FAQ about 32 v 64 bit processors.  You'd
have more headaches than you could handle probably if you opted for
64bit - lots of Vista compatible programs are not with 64bit not to
mention your hardware drivers. etc.
I now have a Vista 32bit laptop and the difference to the xp is
amazing.....let me help you Polly!!!  jennellh


Quote:
> I have a new Mac laptop. ?Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
> access without using Outlook Express. ?I know we've hashed this in the
> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet. ?I have a lot of work
> to do to get programs loaded. ?I haven't yet installed a Windows program (XP
> or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones should
> I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me. ?This group
> knows EVERYTHING!

> --
> Kathyl (KJ)
> remove "nospam" before mchsihttp://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz

 
 
 

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Post by John » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 20:42:07



Quote:
> I have a new Mac laptop. ?Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
> access without using Outlook Express. ?I know we've hashed this in the
> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet. ?I have a lot of work
> to do to get programs loaded. ?I haven't yet installed a Windows program (XP
> or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones should
> I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me. ?This group
> knows EVERYTHING!

> --
> Kathyl (KJ)
> remove "nospam" before mchsihttp://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz

I have a Mac laptop and just use the Safari Browser to get all of the
newsgroups that I want to pull in. I don't understand why you would
need to use  the Windoze element, unless everything you were running
on the Mac was in that platform. The Mac interface is so much better,
that I can't imagine wanting to even load Windoze for anything. If you
are running embroidery programs, then there would be a need, but am
not in need of that. Thankfully.
John
 
 
 

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Post by Bev in T » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:56:20



Quote:
> I have a Mac laptop and just use the Safari Browser to get all of the
> newsgroups that I want to pull in.

... portion snipped ...

Quote:
> John

How do you access the newsgroups via Safari?  I currently access them
via Google via Safari, but I don't see how to access them via a
newsgroup reader via Safari?

Thanks,
Bev in TX

 
 
 

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Post by Maureen Woznia » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:58:35


On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:07:20 -0500, KJ wrote

Quote:
> I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of work
> to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows program (XP
> or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones should
> I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
> knows EVERYTHING!

I use a shareware program called Hogwasher to read the ng.  I think I
downloaded it from Apple's website.

When it came time to load Parallels and Windows I had the gurus at our local
Mac dealer do it for me.  I could probably have done it myself, but spared
myself the headache and anxiety.

Maureen

 
 
 

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Post by Donna in NE La » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:34:49


Kathyl, I bought a new laptop and it came with Vista (don't really like it
but am getting used to it). I found out then that my  Bernina software
wasn't compatible with Vista so had to upgrade. If I remember correctly my
Version 4 wouldn't work and I had to go to Version 5. Check with the
BerninaUSA site, I believe that is where I found that it wasn't compatible.

--
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Quote:
> Yes, XP can still be ordered and will be supported by MS for a few more
> years.  I have XP now.  Maybe that's what I should do...order XP.  My
> current embroidery program is a version behind (soon to be two behind) and
> doesn't work on Vista.  Though I was thinking I'd do an upgrade at some
> point.
> Hummm...the Windows decision looks pretty obvious!  Does anyone know the
> difference between the 32 bit and the 64 bit?  (And don't answer...32!)
> But what do you really think about Vista, Polly??

> --
> Kathyl (KJ)
> remove "nospam" before mchsi
> http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz


>> Will you have a choice between Vista and XP?   I hate, hate, hate Vista
>> (not that I'm going to be emotional about it).  I don't know Mac from
>> BurgerKing but I do know that Vista is a curse.
>>    Trying to be calm.  Pass me my crayons.  Polly

>> "KJ" <wrote>I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get
>> newsgroup
>>> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
>>> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
>>> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of
>>> work to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows
>>> program (XP or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to
>>> which ones should I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
>>> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
>>> knows EVERYTHING!

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Zachary Smit » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:45:14


This is one of the few instances I know of where software is not
upwardly compatible, and instead of doing the right thing the vendor
forces its customers to purchase a whole new version rather than a
reduced-price upgrade or providing a fix.  When we bought the SM, we
had to buy a whole new computer because Bernina's software wouldn't
run on the one we had at the time (and it was the ONLY piece of
software that wouldn't run on it).  As I mentioned previously, we're
stuck with that now obsolete machine just to run the software we spent
a small fortune on to begin with because of the dongle (and now that's
ALL we can do with that machine).  It's going to be food for
considerable thought the next time we upgrade SMs.  YMMV.


Quote:
> Kathyl, I bought a new laptop and it came with Vista (don't really like it
> but am getting used to it). I found out then that my ?Bernina software
> wasn't compatible with Vista so had to upgrade. If I remember correctly my
> Version 4 wouldn't work and I had to go to Version 5. Check with the
> BerninaUSA site, I believe that is where I found that it wasn't compatible.

> --
> Donna in NE La.

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:16:27




Quote:
> I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of work
> to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows program (XP
> or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones should
> I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
> knows EVERYTHING!

Congratulations, Kathyl!!! I hope you'll love your Mac as much as I do
mine. :) Do you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? Mine is a MacBook --
almost three years old now.

I don't know what others are using for newsgroup access, but I've used
MT-NewsWatcher <http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/> for *years* and never had it
let me down. It doesn't have the prettiest interface, but it works well.
<G>

As for loading EQ6 and your Bernina embroidery stuff, I've heard people
who use either Parallels or Fusion, and both seem to work quite well. I
don't have embroidery, but I do run EQ6, and I use Parallels quite
happily. There will be a few modifications to the keys you use in EQ6,
but that happens in either Parallels or Fusion. I'd recommend that you
join the EQonMacs Yahoo group, and there's also a Mac group for the
Bernina software, though I don't know the name of it.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 02:13:15


I have the same question.  Thanks Bev.  I'd like to keep downloading the
messages.  I'd rather not have to do it through Google.

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Kathyl (KJ)
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Quote:
> I have a Mac laptop and just use the Safari Browser to get all of the
> newsgroups that I want to pull in.

... portion snipped ...

Quote:
> John

How do you access the newsgroups via Safari?  I currently access them
via Google via Safari, but I don't see how to access them via a
newsgroup reader via Safari?

Thanks,
Bev in TX

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 02:14:41


Bought my Mac from the university bookstore with the small faculty discount.
So I don't have a local dealer for that sort of thing.  The nearest Apple
store is over 100 miles away.

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Quote:
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:07:20 -0500, KJ wrote

>> I have a new Mac laptop.  Now I need to figure out how to get newsgroup
>> access without using Outlook Express.  I know we've hashed this in the
>> past....but at that time it didn't pertain to ME!
>> So far I like it, but I wouldn't say I'm in love yet.  I have a lot of
>> work
>> to do to get programs loaded.  I haven't yet installed a Windows program
>> (XP
>> or Vista), nor Parallels or Fusion (any suggestions as to which ones
>> should
>> I use for EQ6 and Bernina embroidery program?)
>> Thanks for any help, tips, trick, and info you can give me.  This group
>> knows EVERYTHING!

> I use a shareware program called Hogwasher to read the ng.  I think I
> downloaded it from Apple's website.

> When it came time to load Parallels and Windows I had the gurus at our
> local
> Mac dealer do it for me.  I could probably have done it myself, but spared
> myself the headache and anxiety.

> Maureen