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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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The "Compatibility" thing

Once again someone brought up the compatibility arguement.
The following things are not compatible with my mac
-My 20$ web cam
-My 60$ Lexmark printer (I'm glad)
-My Minidisk player (I was sad)
-Some software i used on windows. (there are cheap alteratvies)

and a handful of games i wouldn;t play.

I've had fewer problems with Mac using CDR's, internet, wireless, WORD. I had to look around for VLC before videos were no longer a minor issue. Over all For some cheap technologies, a lost portible audio player and a learning curve, I'd say compatibillity was not a concern for me. I actualu LIKE the ipod because of its open compatibillity with windows computers.

Any situations where the compatibility arguement changed or affected the way you use your computer?
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Any situations where the compatibility arguement changed or affected the way you use your computer?
I can't play any of the Total War games which I love. Which may be a good thing since I wouldn't get anything done.
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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I had to give up a bunch of Windows XP games that I don't really play much anymore. I've now got a PS2 and find the experience far better than anything I had on a PC with the exception of RTS games. I'm hopeful that once the IntelMac transition is fully shaken out in a few years that I won't miss out on any games.

I'd also kill to have a $100 (cdn) digital voice recorder that would work with my Mac. That would make life so much easier.
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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...Only ONE game my friends wanted to play /w me : Stronghold, but it's nowhere to be found, though it exists on the Mac.

BUT, this may be the only one downside I had by using a Mac. Everything is wayyyy better on the light side.
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The ones I don't mind are AutoCAD (don't want to use it at home anyway), NHL 06 (got a GameCube for that) MSN 7 (MSN 5 is decent).

I do really like this one trucking game but I can play it on my brother's PC. He got a sweet new dual core AMD-64 machine, I was pretty impressed.
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #7
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-My Minidisk player (I was sad)
WHOA!! People still use those things?
Last time I used mine was like a good 5-6 years ago and then most people thought it was like some cool new tech. I guess cuz they were still using cassette tapes!

Anyway's don't some Macs have digital/optical audio out? You should be able to connect your minidisk recorder that way and do a direct copy.
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the MiniDisc itself, and the digital audio processor, yes, the SonicStage and the OpenMG security model, not so much.

Windows Printer Sharing, and Windows printers
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My Hitachi MiniDV Camcorder is not Mac compatable which really pissed me off. I didn't even think of checking. Now I have mad wife becuase the camera is useless.
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