Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
06-04-2010, 12:59 PM
Welcome to the forums. I can't answer all of your questions but...
So you know - your comp is a Macbook Pro - not a Mac Pro - there's a big difference - the MBP is (as you know
) a laptop using C2D, Ci5 or Ci7 processors, where as the Mac Pro is a workstation class tower using xeon based processors with the multiple expansion slots, ability to support multiple GPU cards, more RAM, etc.
For #1 - go to Preferences, Network, Advanced, WINS - fill in the workgroup
For #2 - Check this site: In Mac OS X, how do I uninstall Microsoft Office? - Knowledge Base
it has where to find the file to uninstall.
For #3 I can't answer, I don't use a timecapsule, I just use a USB drive for my time machine.
For #4 - AFAIK there is not direct comparison product - from what I understand, OSX doesn't support that sort of a feature at this point (restore points) - but you can create bootable backups of your system using a tool like CCC and just create a new image before you install something risky.
My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)