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    A few things I miss after switching from Windows
    Well, I've stated this before, but after a 2-week experiment with a third-hand eMac 700MHz, I bought a second-hand iMac 20" 2,16GHz model. Really really happy with it and wouldn't want anything else - too bad the company I work for won't let me bring it along to work in the office

    I've also got SL in the meanwhile which is absolutely amazing - I've always wanted a decent Exchange 2007 solution on previous Linux installations for instance.

    Still, there are a few things that bug me for which I haven't found a solution yet. The 2 main things that bother me are:

    1) A freeware, decent offline editor for Wordpress (I love Blogo, but don't use WP enough to validate a $25 purchase!)

    2) Is it true that the only MP3-player that will sync with iTunes is an iPod?? I mean, I got a Creative Zen X-Fi 16Gb not too long ago and would love to integrate it with my Mac.. but apart from being able to set the removable SD card as a removable disk, which I can easily access through the Finder, it's still a hassle to really transfer music back and from the player that way.

    Maybe I haven't looked into Wine enough, if a Mac OS X version actually exists, to use Blogo - but still I think it should be possible to find something alike as easily as, for instance, Blogdesk for Windows.

    (Come to think of it, it'd be even better if Pages had a Wordpress publishing option built in!)

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    You could try downloading this for your Zen, though I hear it's kind of spotty.

    XNJB - Download

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    Maybe Bootcamp? if you haven't got that already...

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    One True Thing that any Mac User who was with windows is that we miss the fact that we dont get to wish we want a mac MAC FTW !!!!!!!!

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    Google : OSX offline editor for Wordpress
    OSX offline editor for Wordpress - Google Search
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    Quote Originally Posted by iP32000 View Post
    One True Thing that any Mac User who was with windows is that we miss the fact that we dont get to wish we want a mac MAC FTW !!!!!!!!
    lol nice first post

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckimchi View Post
    lol nice first post
    Nice... almost triggered a cranial meltdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    Nice... almost triggered a cranial meltdown
    what o_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by torchy View Post
    Google : OSX offline editor for Wordpress
    OSX offline editor for Wordpress - Google Search
    Thanks, I'm gonna try that first hit. It's just that I would like a decent piece of software that will let me add pictures and format the whole thing properly since the online editor from WP is a bad joke.. I've always been bad at finding stuff online (not computer illiterate here; heck, I've been working / playing with them for nearly 2 decades).

    Although I admit that wishing for something is at least as much fun as eventually owning it doesn't apply - I love my Apple more than I originally anticipated There's a famous Dutch saying, which goes like.. 'Het hebben van de saeck, is het einde van het vermaeck' (it's ancient Dutch, 17th century I think). It means 'owning the desired, means the end of the joy'..

    I'm starting to go astray - thanks for the posts as of now. XNJB looks really.. primitive... but I'll try it out when I get back home

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaapengel79 View Post
    There's a famous Dutch saying, which goes like.. 'Het hebben van de saeck, is het einde van het vermaeck' (it's ancient Dutch, 17th century I think). It means 'owning the desired, means the end of the joy'..
    Well, that guy must have been really enlightened then, cause that's exactly what is happening today.

    Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, and our attitudes toward it have changed correspondingly…
    Most of the stuff I accumulated was second to worthless, because I didn’t need it, really.

    Then came the Mac......

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    XNJB Is Fantastic! Although it looks aren't really up to scratch, its good for what it does Has lots of good little features too! I've use it with my Creative ZEN and its perfect! Although i do now want to get an ipod I'd love really good intergration with itunes

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    Wine works for MAc, though I've had dubious results in 10.4 and 10.5. I haven't tried in on 10.6 yet. You might consider a trial download of Parallels, VMWare, etc and see if you get the windows functionality you need via virtualization. I use Parallels once a week to submit my company's MS Project based timesheet with fine results.
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    Just to add, for the creative MP payer, Songbird supports it

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    You might consider a trial download of Parallels, VMWare, etc and see if you get the windows functionality you need via virtualization.
    Depending on you needs, you could add VirtualBox to that list, which is free. You just need Windows.
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    Yay, my first post in mac-forums! I've made the switch to mac a week ago. I miss the simplicity of downloading programs in Windows, easy to get a shortcut (alias on the mac, which took me a while to figure out) on your desktop, and no .dmg files!!! : )

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