I often see comments such as "this product will run with Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher". Why don't they mention Safari?
Don't Web browers and servers use HTTP? What difference does it make whether the browser is IE or Safari?
Is it common for MAC users to use IE?
... but Word and Excel, due to the scripting language available in both programs, can infect documents with viruses on a Mac as well as on Windows systems. While these infections aren't as popular as they were a few years ago they can still cause harm to your Mac.
Thank you Bear. Very helpful. I'll keep Firefox in mind.
I've been scanning the user discussions at Apple. Most people believe anti-virus software is not needed. Some use it anyway. Here is something I do not understand.
So your best friend using Windows sends you a Word document. It is infected with something. You install Windows for Mac to read Word documents. You open the document, Word executes the script and all your user files are wiped out. Is that the point of the above warning?
MAC OS X will not be affected, even if you have System Admin privileges. Is the correct?
I recommend creating two user profiles (even on a single user system). Use the profile that has SysAdmin privledges only when absolutely necessary. The majority of the time, you should run under a profile with more limited authority.
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Originally posted by Marlene Miller:
Thank you all.
I made a mistake. I meant Word for Mac, not Windows for Mac. Office 2004 for Mac is too expensive just to send documents to Windows users. Is that the only way? I think I'll try saving Appleworks documents as .doc.
I've got all the information I need. I am ready to advise my dad on what he will need. I think he'll like the eMac.
Thank you for the help.
The eMac has three USB 2.0 ports. What are typical uses for those ports? One for a printer. Are the other ports for the keyboard and mouse?
The Mac Mini has two USB 2.0 ports. Does the printer connection have to be wireless?
Why does the Apple keyboard have two ports?