So today I have a couple questions I need answers to. So if you know thanks in advance!
My macbook HD died yesterday and I went out and got a new replacement for pretty cheap from a friend. I had a lot of valuable data and programmes on it and thank god I have a back up at home with time machine. My questions is, can I restore my entire system from my time machine back up once I have put a fresh install of leopard on?
My other question is concerning language settings and keyboards. I am in Mexico right now and I guess I will be buying a macbook pro in August. I do business in english, french and spanish and was wondering if I could get a macbook pro here, which has the european board, (It has the ** Ç ** sign and all the accents ect) would it be possible for me somehow to switch the language of the OS to english? I much prefer english on computers--it is much more accurate. If I could do this would the computer still recognize all the keys etc fine? I essentially just want the european keyboard but with an english os and it to recognize it fine.
...which has the european board, (It has the ** Ç ** sign and all the accents ect) would it be possible for me somehow to switch the language of the OS to english?
Yes. System Preferences > International. As well, when you first setup a brand-new Mac out of the box, it will allow you to select the main language you want to use. Mac OS X by default as most languages installed by default within the OS and one can switch between them regardless of the where in the world the Mac was purchased.
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For the keyboard issue, I'm using the "US International" layout with a US Querty keyboard on both my work laptop PC and my personal iMac.
Being of a French background, I very often use é è ë ï ô ç and so on, and they are just 2 strokes away by using the combination of the ' key and the e key for instance to type é. It took me just one or 2 days to get used to that, and I would not go back to any other keyboard layout (French Azerty, Quebec French, etc..) as switching keyboard is the most difficult and my company doesn't give me the option to chose which keyboard I want :-)