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This is my first Mac. I absolutely love it. Having used A mac for only a day and PC's for years....I can't believe the difference.

Now....to the point.

My brother is a mac person and has been for many years. He has referred me to a website known as Versiontracker.com. I have tried to use many screensavers on that website, but none of them seem to work for my Macbook....(the screesavers are for Mac OSX)

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This is my first Mac. I absolutely love it. Having used A mac for only a day and PC's for years....I can't believe the difference.

Now....to the point.

My brother is a mac person and has been for many years. He has referred me to a website known as Versiontracker.com. I have tried to use many screensavers on that website, but none of them seem to work for my Macbook....(the screesavers are for Mac OSX)

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Try to make sure the apps you download are "universal" and therefore compatible with the new Intel Macs. Though I would think that a screensaver would be able to run under Rosetta...

Have you downloaded Stuffit Expander 10? If the screensavers are downloading as .sit, .sitx, .zip, .bin or so forth you'd do well to download that app first so you can uncompress them. Furthermore, once you uncompress them, if there is no installer and it's just a file make sure to drop it in /Library/Screen Savers
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How do I know if a file is running under rosetta?
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also, I put in the DVD "Crash" into my DVD drive.....It then brought up the DVD player....I was just checking something real quick and ended the DVD player....but then I wanted to Eject the DVD...

I re-open the DVD player real quick and hit eject and it then tells me "supported disc not available"

How do I get this DVD out of my computer?
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Reboot the system and hold down the mouse button. The DVD/CD should be ejected as the system boots up.

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How do I know if a file is running under rosetta?
I'm sorry, I was retarded. Unless you're downloading an application or a plug-in/component for an application, universality isn't an issue. Just make sure you put the file you need in the Screen Savers folder. But bear in mind most stuff from Versiontracker is going to be some kind of application. You can check whether it's universal either at the app's website or by highlighting the app and pressing command+I and seeing whether "Intel" is there under "Architecture."
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Reboot the system and hold down the mouse button. The DVD/CD should be ejected as the system boots up.
That is if the dvd is stuck, but it is also possible to eject the disc by dragging it to the trash. or hitting the eject button on your keyboad.

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I'm sorry, I was retarded. Unless you're downloading an application or a plug-in/component for an application, universality isn't an issue. Just make sure you put the file you need in the Screen Savers folder. But bear in mind most stuff from Versiontracker is going to be some kind of application. You can check whether it's universal either at the app's website or by highlighting the app and pressing command+I and seeing whether "Intel" is there under "Architecture."

Excellent tip didn't know that it tells you what architecture the app is under the Get Info window.

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Excellent tip didn't know that it tells you what architecture the app is under the Get Info window.
Apparently they changed the nomenclature to match Apple's buzzwords too. Now it just says in parentheses next to the application name in "Get Info" either PowerPC or Universal.
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I'm in the same boat currently with a MBP. Love it but I can't open .sit files and stuffit expander won't "mount" for whatever reason. Any idea why?


*note: I just kept trying to download stuffit and it eventually mounted itself. I don't know why I was having such a time getting it to work right but everything is all good now. Gotta love that learning curve, lol.
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